Happy Gandhi Jayanti!!
Gandhi Jayanti, the birth date of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also known as father of nation, is celebrated every year on 2nd of October. People recognize Mahatma Gandhi for his non-violence or Satyagraha which are influencing political leaders and movements till date. Gandhi Jayanti is also observed by the United Nations as the International Day of non-violence that aims to disseminate his philosophy, principle and believe in non-violence through proper education and public awareness.
Mahatma Gandhi was born in a coastal town Porbandar in Gujarat. In a very tentative age of 13 he was married to Kasturba Makhanji. When he was 18 year of age he went to England to study law and returned to India in 1915. After his homecoming, he felt the heat India was facing under British reign after which he started various movements against British government like Dandi March, non-cooperation movement and Quit India calling British to leave India. Raj Ghat in New Delhi is a popular mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi where people gather every year and pay tribute to “Bapu” offering flowers and chanting his favourite song Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram.
Government offices, banks, schools and many private organizations remain closed in India on 2nd October in order to pay homage to the “Father of the nation”.