In a move to instill the values of Mahatma Gandhi and foster a culture of non-violence among the youth, the Assam government has announced that all state-run schools in the region will remain open on Gandhi Jayanti, celebrated on October 2nd. This decision comes as part of the government’s efforts to keep the younger generation connected with the principles and teachings of the Father of the Nation.
The Department of School Education has issued a notification stating that on the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, all government schools in Assam will organize various programs and activities aimed at reminding students of the importance of inclusive oneness and involving all stakeholders concerned. This initiative aims to promote the spirit of non-violence among students and the broader community.
One noteworthy aspect of this observance is the administration of a “Non-Violence Pledge” in all schools on October 2nd, 2023. This pledge will serve as a solemn commitment to uphold the principles of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence, which are at the core of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings.
The International Day of Non-Violence, observed annually on October 2nd, coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. This day was established on June 15, 2007, with the goal of spreading the message of non-violence through education and public awareness. It reaffirms the global desire for a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence, as outlined by Wikipedia.
The Assam government’s decision to keep schools open on Gandhi Jayanti reflects its commitment to nurturing a generation that embodies the ideals of non-violence and inclusivity, echoing the timeless wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi.