Refugee Utility Project welcomes you to celebrate Non-violence day this October 2nd. It’s no coincidence that October 2nd is also Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, the man who was responsible for the Indian Independence Movement and an international figure of peace to all.
International Non-Violence day is an occasion that aims to spread the message of non-violence through public awareness and education. The United Nations established the first Non-Violence day in 2007 and on this day recognises the philosophical connection between human rights and principles used by Gandhi himself. The peaceful leader taught the philosophy of Ahimsa, which encourages the use of non-violence as tool for peaceful resolution when faced with injustice, rather than outrage or aggression.
His teachings, and the true spirit of Non-violence day, are best embodied in his famous quote: "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man".
At RUP we believe wholeheartedly in these principles, and use them to continue to drive our own aid and relief work for the downtrodden refugees of Syria. We implore you to take time out to make someone aware of Non-Violence day this year, and to help spread the beautiful message of harmony synonymous with the man who influenced the day.