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2nd October - International Day of Nonviolence


2nd October - International Day of Nonviolence

This group fosters the 2nd of October, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday which has been declared by the UN as International Day of Nonviolence. We work together in order to raise awareness and start celebrating the nonviolence day.

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Latest Activity: Oct 1

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October 2nd - International Day of Nonviolence 2012

Started by Arch. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Sep 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Dear Gandhitopians, We are about 2 weeks away from October 2nd, Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday and The International Day of Nonviolence.  Click on the link below to let us know what peace/nonviolence…Continue

Oct 2nd 2011 - International Day of Nonviolence

Started by Arch Aug 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear Gandhitopia Members,  Did you know that the UN has declared October 2nd, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday as The International Day of Nonviolence?   We conducted a worldwide event for the first time…Continue

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October 2nd - IDNV Meetup in your City

Started by Arch Jul 25, 2010. 0 Replies

Dear Gandhitopians, I am happy to announce that we are well on our way on our preparation for October 2nd - International Day of Non-Violence.  Meetups will be conducted all over the world on this…Continue

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Started by GandhiServe Foundation. Last reply by GandhiServe Foundation Feb 15, 2010. 5 Replies

"There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for." - Mahatma Gandhi - The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927"Non-Violence", a sculpture by Karl…Continue

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Comment by Arch on May 18, 2010 at 9:12pm
Very well said Kati. Yes, lets!
Comment by kati sonnenburg on May 18, 2010 at 4:08pm
Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing up alone. Those who dare stand alone against the tide when they truely believe in something are the real heroes in this world. Ask any one who has served their Country. All too often they are taken for granted to stand alone, but they are the ones who ensure that those who choose to sit have that right to do so. Standing alone is way better than sitting down in a crowd!
So let us stand together to spread the dream of a non-violent world
Comment by Arch on April 4, 2010 at 6:42pm
Making peace must start within ourselves. Starting tomorrow, we will go on a 64 day journey together to embrace peace and nonviolence in our daily life through a daily thought. (courtesy:
Comment by Arch on March 29, 2010 at 10:15pm
The facebook fan page link has changed. This is the new link:
Comment by Hindol Goswami on March 16, 2010 at 12:50pm
thank you Arch. Really is this possible! by the way I am thrilled with your proposal, let me talk to other members of the group and I must let you know the development.
Comment by Arch on March 16, 2010 at 7:55am
Hi Hindol,
I am happy to hear that you and your journalist friends in Kolkatta are joining hands to promote peace and raise awareness about the International Non Violence Day. As you know, we have created a group on gandhitopia for the same purpose. Your idea of conducting an essay contest on "The Relevance of Peace" as a part of Mission NonViolence 2010 is a very appealing idea. I am wondering if we could conduct that contest online too so that a global audience can participate.

To summarize my thoughts on how we can raise awareness about International Nonviolence day, I would like to propose the following:

1. Set up a NonViolence pledge page where people can add comments / tweet to take the pledge
2. Add a link from the page to the essay contest "The Relevance of Peace" and have people submit their essays. The essay contest could be a written or a photo essay.
3. Create a facebook group / twitter page to promote the same.

We must finalize our plan by the end of the month so that we can set up the webpages etc. in April/May and run the pledge drive/essay contest from June - September and announce the results on October 2nd 2010.

Please chime in if you have any other thoughts.
Comment by GandhiServe Foundation on March 12, 2010 at 6:37am
I made a few changes accordingly. Let me know.

Admin, GT
Comment by Arch on March 11, 2010 at 7:33pm
Promoting the Pledge of Nonviolence widely is an excellent idea to mark International Nonviolence day as well as throughout the year.

I read through the pledge and one suggestion I have is
a) to remove terms like "gandhitopia" and make it more generic so that we can use it as a pledge to talk to people who are not on this forum / who don't particularly connect with that term.

b) to have a powerful one liner at the beginning of the pledge such that even if we don't pass on the entire pledge, we can just send out that one line. Short and easy to understand allows more people to adapt it in my opinion. In addition, it would be useful to have a short line for practical reasons - for example - on twitter there is a 140 char limitation.

What are your thoughts?
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on March 11, 2010 at 1:21pm
But target has to be poor and stop communal activities...
Comment by GandhiServe Foundation on March 11, 2010 at 8:40am
The Pledge of Nonviolence group is avalaible at

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