International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence

There have been many bloody conflicts in the world that have claimed many lives and caused much grief. There are many stories about how greed and lust for power can lead to the death of innocents and destruction of beautiful cities, no matter where you live. Many people have died because of wars that were fought for good causes, such as the Civil War of America.

There are many people out there who have made the necessary changes without resorting to violence or brute force. This is what the International Day of Non-Violence celebrates. It doesn’t matter where you live; a day that celebrates non-violent strategies of fighting injustice is long overdue.

On October 2, the International Day of Non-Violence, which is in memory of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, is observed. Ghandi used civil disobedience and nonviolent civil disobedience in his struggle to overthrow the British who at that time ruled India. Although he was thrown in prison many times, nothing caused him to abandon his peaceful approach that eventually led to India gaining independence.

Ghandi was passionate about other issues than independence for his country. He was also interested in building good relationships between people from different religions and ethnicities. He was assassinated in 1948 by a Hindu nationalist, but he is still revered by Indians and called the “father of the nation”.

The International Day of Non-Violence was established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 15, 2007. This day is primarily dedicated to spreading non-violence messages to as many people as possible across all countries.

You can honor Mahatma Gandhi’s life and achievements by choosing one of these individuals and reading their biographies. This will help you understand what drove them to do what they did and what kept them going despite the terrible events around them.

These people include civil rights activists Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Beatles singer John Lennon and humanitarian activist Harry Belafonte. And of course, Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid leader. It is inspiring to read the life stories of each one of these individuals. This day is a great opportunity to teach your children the virtues such as courage, compassion, perseverance.

Children can be cruel to each other, so it is important that you instill strong feelings about right and wrong in your child in order to help them become strong, independent adults and worthy successors to the people above. Children are the future and will make history. Whatever your decision to observe the International Day of Non-Violence may be, you should do all you can to honor and continue the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and others like her.


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