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International Day of Non-Violence is a globally recognised day that promotes peace, tolerance, and understanding amongst people from different cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. It works towards the prevention of conflicts, both on personal and global scales, and encourages non-violent solutions to these issues. This observance is not only a reminder of the importance of diplomacy and dialogue in resolving disputes but also an invitation for all individuals to renew their commitment to peace and harmony within their communities and the world at large.
The International Day of Non-Violence finds its roots in the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, a worldwide symbol of peace and non-violent resistance. For New Zealanders, this day embodies the nation's core values of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance, alongside the traditional Māori concept of manaakitanga, which emphasizes generosity, hospitality, and kindness towards others. It serves as an opportunity to foster a greater sense of unity and empathy within the diverse population while demonstrating the potential for non-violent methods in addressing disputes and social issues.
In New Zealand, International Day of Non-Violence is observed through events and initiatives by various organizations and communities, such as peace vigils, discussions on non-violence, cultural activities, and experiential workshops for young people. These events often highlight the significant contributions local leaders and individuals have made to peace and non-violent movements. The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated annually on 2nd October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, commemorating his influence on promoting peace and non-violence worldwide.
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