Palma.—Yesterday, thousands of school pupils across Majorca marked the School Day of Non-violence and Peace.
The School Day of Non-violence and Peace is an observance founded by the Spanish poet Llorenç Vidal Vidal in Majorca in 1964.
It is observed on January 30 or thereabouts every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, in schools all over the world .
Its basic and permanent message is: “Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war”.

In countries with a Southern Hemisphere school calendar, it can be observed on March 30 or thereabouts.