International Day of Non-Violence.
The United Nations declared October 2nd to be the 'International Day of Non-Violence', three years ago. The birth anniversary of the universal icon of non-violence Mahatma Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, quite appropriately e..njoys the privilege of designation, in its selection. Uncelebrated thus far, the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti have elected to reinforce the beliefs of the honourable entity, who propagated that non-violence and peace are a celebration of our consciousness, to honour life and creation and that non-violence means much more than just the lack of violence. It is also action and introspection. It is the courage of truth with love, a reawakening of the spirit in harmony with nature and environment and all forms of life.
In humble support to this universal recognition, one of Mahatma Gandhi's illustrious granddaughters Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee (the Vice-Chairperson of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust). Every country across the world, beginning with the Land of the Rising Sun - Japan the citizens of each country, observe silence. The time of silence will allow participants to introspect and pay homage to the powerful tool of non-violence, for securing a deep rooted, unshakable strength and energy, based on an understanding of the ugly balance that violence is pollution and pollution is violence.