International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Digital Desk: All government-run schools in Assam will remain open on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), as per a government notification released on September 29. The Assam government has decided to observe the day in all state-run schools that fall under the Department of School Education in an effort to keep the next generation engaged with Mahatma Gandhi's principles.
As a result, on October 2, the International Day of Non-Violence, all public schools in the state shall be open in order to host programs or activities "to remind students of the culture of inclusive oneness and to involve all stakeholders concerned," according to a notification by the Department of School Education.
It added that a "Non-Violence Pledge" would be given out in every school.
"In view of the International Day of Non-Violence, 2023 to be observed globally on 2nd October, 2023. the birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of Assam in the Department of School Education have also decided to observe the day in all the schools across the state of Assam," the order stated.
As a result, all schools managed by the Department of School Education must be open on Tuesday, October 2, 2023, so that special events can be planned to teach children about the importance of inclusivity and to involve every relevant stakeholder. On that day, a "Non-Violence Pledge" is to be given at every school, it was added.
The day after Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, October 2, is observed as the International Day of Nonviolence. According to Wikipedia, it was started on June 15th, 2007 and is a time to "disseminate the message of non-violence...through education and public awareness...and reaffirm the desire for a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence".