By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 02, Oct 2021, 17:57 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Oct 2021, 18:08 pm IST
New Delhi: United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres on Saturday (October 2, 2021) paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 152nd anniversary and said the world should heed his message of peace and usher in a new era of trust and tolerance.
"Hatred, division and conflict have had their day. It is time to usher in a new era of peace, trust and tolerance. On this International Day of Non-Violence - Gandhi`s birthday - let`s heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all," Guterres tweeted in his tribute to Gandhi.
This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in `Swaraj` (self-governance) and `Ahimsa` (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.
Globally, Gandhi`s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Several events were held in India and across the world to mark the occasion.
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