Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as a National Holiday in India to mark the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the 'Father of the Nation'. Gandhi ji was born on 2nd October 1869in Porbandar , hence each year Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on this day. It is one of the three National holidays of India.
By: Poonam Kumari
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2 October every year to mark the birth anniversary of the most prominent leader of the Indian Independence struggle. Popular for his non-violent movement, the purpose of this day is to honour the iconic leader. Gandhi considered non-violence to be a philosophy, a principle and an experience based on which it is possible to build a better society.The Satyagraha movement, Dandi March, Non-Cooperation movement were only some of the non-violent social crusades initiated by him.
On 15 June 2007, The United Nations General Assembly announced that October 2nd will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.Gandhi had a natural love for 'truth' and 'duty'. With his complete dedication and confidence, Gandhi freed India from the British Rule and proved the world that freedom can be achieved with non-violence. Even today his teachings are encouraged to stay away from violence and find peaceful solutions to conflicts. For Gandhi, Truth and Non-violence was his entire philosophy of life.