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School Day of Nonviolence and Peace

The School Day of Non-Violence and Peace is celebrated on 30 January each year to commemorate the death of India’s national and spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi, on 30 January 1948.

A native of India, Gandhi dedicated much of his life to the struggle for the rights of individuals and peoples, always through peaceful actions, based on non-violence. In 1948 Gandhi was murdered.