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October 2nd: International Day of Nonviolence.

by Surya Narayan

Mahatma Gandhi is regarded as one of the most influential personalities in Indian and global history, and he played a vital role in the Indian Independence Movement. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in the western Indian city of Porbandar.

Every year on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2nd), his birthday is celebrated. Many people are influenced by his idea of truth and nonviolence. Mahatma Gandhi was a firm advocate of the Satya (truth) and Ahimsa (nonviolence).

Gandhi Jayanti ( 2nd October) is observed as an International Day of Non-Violence.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was his birth name. The name ‘Mahatma’ was given to him later in life and literally translates to ‘Great Soul,’ referring to his role in helping India in gaining independence from Britain. ​

Gandhi is one of the most inspiring and influential people in world history, particularly in the Age of Imperialism. What made Gandhi so significant was how he helped India attain independence. 

He was a significant figure in the Indian Independence Movement and inspired other notable historical figures. Gandhi, for example, was a pioneer in the use of non-violent protest. ​

Sometimes Gandhi’s realistic evaluations of himself and his work appear to be more accurate than the assessments of some of his followers. He once wrote, “I claim to be nothing more than an average man with less than average ability.” In some ways, this was probably true. He only traveled to South Africa after failing to become a lawyer in India.

He was also not happy with the love shown to him, yet he appreciated true affection. He once said, “My Mahatmaship is meaningless,” and “I have literally grown tired of the thoughtless multitude’s adoration.” “I don’t pretend to have superhuman abilities. I’d rather not have any. I am made of the same corruptible flesh as the weakest of my fellow-beings, and hence am as subject to mistakes as any other. “

Gandhi used the concept of “swadeshi” (produced inside the country) to promote the idea of economic non-cooperation. In general, it involves Indians manufacturing their own products (or purchasing goods made in India).

Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodia’s Prime Minister, worked tirelessly to bring peace to the country. Under his leadership, Cambodia is growing. His thoughts about peace, which are similar to Mahatma Gandhi’s, are still relevant today.

“It has always been my philosophy that peace can never be attained by making war.” All conflicts, whether worldwide or domestic, must be settled peacefully. I joined military service when I was 18 years old. I have so many experiences and views that I believe that making peace at gunpoint is not a viable option. This prompted me to overcome numerous obstacles and difficulties in order to conduct peace negotiations, which ultimately resulted in national reconciliation and peace throughout the country.” (15 February 2011)

During his visit to India in 2018, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial in Rajghat.

People are still influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s life and methods of struggle. A man’s greatness is realised when his life inspires others to change for the better, and Mahatma Gandhi’s life was no exception. People’s lives were drastically changed for the better after reading about him decades after his death.

Surya Narayan, Founder of The Better Cambodia at Sabarmati Ashram

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

Mahathma Gandhi

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