International Day Of Non-violence

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

I am 100% sure that you all know Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi is revered the world over as the most inspirational figure. His promotion of non-violence as a tool to promote harmony became the single most defining moment in the history of the independence struggle in India.

Gandhi is popularly known as ‘Mahatma’ meaning ‘Great Soul’

He is the father of the nation.

Winston Churchill famously dismissed Gandhi as a ‘Half-naked Fakir’ and no fan of our great leader but many famous world leaders quote Mahatma as their role model.(Fakir is a religious ascetic who lives solely on alms)

And his statue is placed in PARLIAMENT SQUARE,Westminster,London.

Many leaders include Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, HH Dalai Lama, John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, Al Gore, Steve Jobs, Pearl S Buck, U Thant, Richard Attenborough, George Bernard Shaw, and many more.

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as an event in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which falls on October 2.

UN celebrates this day as International Day of Non-violence.

He is famous for many of his quotes and I love the following quotes in particular.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer”

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”

It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone”

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

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  8 comments for “International Day Of Non-violence

  1. October 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm


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  2. October 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    🙏🙏🙏.Thank you my friend


  3. October 3, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Wonderful tribute to an extraordinary pesonr, dear Philo!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. October 3, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Very well written…

    Liked by 1 person

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