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Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
By Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Jayanti is the day which is celebrated as the birthday of the father of nation, Manmohan Singh Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Gandhi Ji. The day is observed on 2nd October and is also a national holiday in India. 2nd October is celebrated in order to pay a tribute and honor the legendary figure, who sacrificed his life to freed India.

The day in India is celebrated as the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu Ji and across the borders this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence as Gandhiji was the preacher of non-violence. This great figure is a symbol of peace and truth.

Gandhiji was born on 2nd October 1869, in Porbunder, a small town in Gujarat. He is a symbol for sheer dedication for the motherland and patriotism. The pioneer of truth and non-violence started ‘Satyagrah’, (non-violence) movement for the Indian freedom struggle.

On this very day, a special event is organized at Raj Ghat, New Delhi, the place where Gandhiji was cremated. People do prayers, pay homage and sing Gandhiji’s favorite song “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patit Pavan Sita Ram …”

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