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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.

Website: http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml
Members: 31
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 GandhiServe Foundation on March 11, 2010 at 8:36am
As concrete activitiy I suggest to promote the Pledge of Nonviolence widely. Apart of our own adopting the pledge we should try to convince people throughout the year to adopt the pledge but especially on 2 October we should go out - physically or virtually - to convince more and more folks to adopt the goals of nonviolence by joining GandhiTopia's Pledge of Nonviolence group. Apart of the mere pledge it gives them and our co-members the change to share experience with violence and nonviolence.

Peter
Admin, GT
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on March 7, 2010 at 11:46am
Excellent and right proposal...we must create pressure...it must be the day to create opinion to stop communal thoughts...
Comment by Balamurali Balaji on February 25, 2010 at 5:32am
Dear Peterji,

This is another good initiative from GSF.

Thanks
bb
Comment by Ram Bansal on February 22, 2010 at 9:50pm
Gandhi's life was devoted to make a better India through good means according to circumstances. Today's need to save India from politician-administrator nexus has no answers, except violent actions by people. Even Gandhi would have supported it under the present circumstances of India.
But still, I am open to accept if somebody suggests a practicable solution.
Comment by Arch on February 15, 2010 at 11:36pm
Thank you for creating this forum. I request all Gandhitopians to come together to spread awareness about this day and make October 2nd 2010 a widely observed International Non Violence Day.

To popularize observation of this day, we need to come up with a simple idea that can be adopted across the globe on this day. For example, Earth Hour became popular because all people needed to do was to simply switch off their lights for an hour at a specific time. Please share your ideas on thsi forum.

What actions can signify international non violence that every day people can do easily?

Some ideas for example:
1) Going vegetarian for that one day October 2nd.
-- getting vegetarian/vegan restaurants to promote the International Non Violence day
2) Tweeting about 1 non violent act you chose to do on October 2nd.
3) Signature drive for a peace petition to be sent to countries at war.

I am sure one of you can come up with a better idea than that :)

Thanks,
Arch
 

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