Today is Mahatma Gandhi 143 Birthday. In India it is celebrated as "Gandhi Jayanti".
Where as whole World referred October 2nd as The International Day of Non-Violence, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.
There will be lot of celebration all around the world and I also celebrated this event by sending following cover to my philatelic friend with cachet of Gandhi Statue of San Francisco (photo taken by me) and cancellation postmark date stamp from near by post office. (My son also send this to his philatelic friend world wide.!!).
Mahatma Gandhi Statue was dedicated to on October 1988 by Art Agnos, Mayor of San Francisco. It is located at "1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94199". This statue was sculpted by Zlatko Pounov and Steven Lowe and was presented to the City of San Francisco and Citizens of the United States by Gandhi Memorial International Foundation.
Plaque at the bottom has Mahatma Gandhi Quotes as well as Einstein quotes on it.
"My Life is My Message" - Mahatma Gandhi.
"Non Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of the Mankind. it is the supreme law. By it alone can mankind be saved." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Generations to come, it may be, will scare believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." - Albert Einstein.
Last year I celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with cover with cachet of Washington DC Mahatma Gandhi statue. You can see that by clicking following link.
Gandhi statue in Ottawa Canada unveiling cover on October 2nd, 2011.
New York Gandhi Statue 25th anniversary on October 2nd, 2011.
Mr. Ole-Fredrick Olsen cover send to me on October 3rd, 2011.