Muscat: Oman today joins the world in celebrating United Nations International Day of Non-Violence, which is observed on October 2 every year.
The special event, organised by Rajyoga Centre for Self Development with the support of various organisations, will be formally inaugurated by His Highness Sayyid Faisal bin Turki Al Said at 7.30pm today, at the auditorium, Ministry of Education, Darsait.
Indian ambassador J. S. Mukul, representatives from National Human Rights Commission of Oman, Royal Oman Police, Oman Scouts and Guides, UN agencies in Oman, members of the Royal family and diplomats are expected to attend the event.
B. K. Jayanti, Director Europe, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, will speak on the subject 'Peaceful Coexistence ó the Key to Non-Violence.'
Jayanti will be delivering a talk on the unique blend of Eastern wisdom and Western logic.
She travels around the world, inspiring people from diverse ethos to create a world of peace and harmony ó an ideal world for the future generations.
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring October 2 every year as the International Day of Non-Violence. The day falls on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. This international day is an occasion to disseminate the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.
The world is passing through a troublesome period with increasingly inhuman acts, and therefore, the principles and philosophy of Gandhi have a greater relevance in today's life.
It is the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to maintain peace and harmony with every nation of the world. Oman is recognised as a peaceful nation by the international community and the hospitality and brotherhood of Omani people are well known.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.