Happy Gandhi Jayanti.

Happy Gandhi Jayanti..

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.

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbunder, a small town in Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. In his autobiography “My experiments with Truth” Gandhiji read his childhood and teenage years, his marriage with Kasturba at the age of 13 and a pure devotion to his country. He sets an example of easy sustenance and noble thinking. Gandhiji was a pathfinder of truth and non-violence. He started the ‘Satyagraha’ (non-violence) movement for the Indian freedom fight. He played a vital role in obtaining freedom for India from British rule. He showed to the world that liberation can be achieved through the path of absolute non-violence. You too can apply his rules on your own life and can make a headway in your life with the same.
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”   
-Mahatma Gandhi

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