International Day Of Non-Violence: UN Chief Urges People To Follow Mahatma Gandhi’s Principles


New York: United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged people to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) on the occasion of his 153rd birth anniversary.

“On the International Day of Non-Violence, we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday & values of peace, respect & the essential dignity shared by everyone. We can defeat today’s challenges by embracing these values & working across cultures & borders to build a better future,” tweeted the UN chief.



Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Gandhiji, , was born on 2nd October 1869. This day is celebrated with great pleasure every year to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation as well as to remember his values, principles and philosophy.

In June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly marked 2nd October as International Day of Non-violence.

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