The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated annually all around the world on October 2nd. This is the birthday of the famous humanitarian and Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi.International Day of Non-Violence and humanitarians Gandhi was a frontrunner in advocating for civil rights in South Africa and independence for the British-ruled India. He has been a great inspiration for non-violent movements that advocate for social change across the world. He dedicated his entire life fighting for noble goals in a non-violent manner, even under seemingly inhuman and oppressive conditions.India was ruled by the British Empire. At that time, in South Africa, prejudice and injustice prevailed. However, in the course of his lifetime, he improved the living conditions. He’s remembered by us, and every humanitarian alive, as one of the greatest role models who ever lived.