Meng Introduces Resolution to Commemorate International Day of Non-Violence
Oct 2, 2017
October 2nd observance held annually on birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives which seeks to commemorate International Day of Non-Violence, the annual observance that takes place every October 2nd on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
The measure expresses support for the goals and ideals of the International Day of Non-Violence, and encourages the people of the United States to observe the celebration with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities.
“This resolution is a fitting way to pay tribute to Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence, and remember the legacy of peace that he left behind,” said Meng. “It is also a way to make more Americans understand, support, and appreciate the significance of International Day of Non-Violence. I urge my colleagues in the House to support this important measure.”
Meng’s resolution is expected to be referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
International Day of Non-Violence was established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 15, 2007 to bring attention to the message of non-violence.
A copy of the resolution can be found here.