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Maharaja Agrasen's Jayanti

Oct 2009 (annual)
Born over 5000 years ago, Maharaja Agrasen was the King of Agroha. This day is set aside to celebrate his memory throughout India, but mainly in the state of Haryana, in which lies New Delhi.
Agrasen believed in sacrifice, compassion, non-violence and peace. He has now become an icon of non-violence.

The day is comemmorated by public speeches on the outskirts of Delhi and around Haryana.
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