OCTOBER 2: International Day of Non-Violence - Gandhi Jayanthi

UN declares 2 October, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Day of Non-Violence.
15 June 2007 – The United Nations General Assembly today decided to observe the International Day of Non-Violence each year on 2 October – the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world." (Un News Centre)

The resolution by the General Assembly asked all members of the UN to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness."
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Young Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi in his boyhood

Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa
Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa

Mahatma Gandhi serving in Boer war
Mahatma Gandhi serving in the Indian Ambulance Corps in Boer war 1899

Mahatma Gandhi with wife Kasturbhai
Mahatma Gandhi with wife Kasturibhai

Mahatma Gandhi when he started Kheda non violent movement
Mahatma Gandhi started non violent movement

During salt Satyagraha Mahatma Gandhi picking salt on the beach at Dandi
Mahatma Gandhi at Dandi, South Gujarat picking salt on the beach in protest against salt tax

Gandhi Memorial
Gandhi Memorial

Gandhi home, Sabarmati Ashram
Sabamathi Ashram

Mahatma Gandhi's room  in Sabarmati ashram
Room of Gandhi in Sabarmathi Ashram

Gandhi Smriti
Gandhi Smriti (earlier Birla House)(by James G.howes)

Martyr's column
Martyr's column where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated (by James G.Howes)

Gandhi's ashes
Mahatma Gandhi's ashes kept at Pune

Images courtesy: Dave Morris, http://www.flickr.com/photos/chromatic_aberration, Humayunn N A Peerzaada and wikipedia

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