India proposed officially at the 2008 World Health Assembly in Geneva that Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary could be a dry day globally and that October 2 be declared ‘World No Alcohol Day’.
The proposal came on a day when all 193 WHO member countries signed a resolution to reduce alcohol related harm. WHO spent the next two years developing a global alcohol strategy.
With rather small attention ‘No Alcohol Day’ is a part of a WHO effort to raise awareness and reduce the abuse of alcohol. Read more from Times of India
World No-Alcohol Day celebrated by International Council of Nurses