02 October 2011

International Day of Non Violence





Today is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated all over the country to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation." The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that the 2nd of October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Philatelic Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri


RICH TRIBUTE: United Nations General Assembly president Ali Abdussalam Treki unveiled the Mahatma Gandhi stamp at the United Nations, New York on 2 October, 2009


2 October : International Day of Non-Violence

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

- Mahatma Gandhi


PNG Post also issued a miniature sheet on International Day of Non – Violence. The  sheet issued on 6 August 2009, depicts 4 famous world personalities, Obama, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Princess Diana.

Shastri Jayanti


Jai Jawan Jai Kissan !!

- Lal Bahadur Shastri

Today is also the the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the great leader and second Prime Minister of India.

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