Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated yearly on 2nd of October in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is also called the “Father of the Nation”. It is one of the three national holidays of the country. He is remembered for his contributions towards the Indian freedom struggle. This year will mark Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary.
The United Nations General Assembly declared on 15 June 2007 that it affirmed a resolution which acknowledged that 2nd October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. It is celebrated every year. Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, Gandhi’s memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated. Popular activities include prayer meetings, commemorative ceremonies in different cities by colleges, local government institutions, and socio-political institutions.
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