Gandhi Jayanti 2022

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Gandhi Jayanti 2022

When is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated?

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on October 2 in India. Mahatma’s full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. This day is observed as a public holiday and stands as an international symbol of peace.

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most iconic people who showed how to live life with simplicity and with devotion. October 2 is celebrated as the birth anniversary and hence, it is observed as Gandhi Jayanti. The word ‘Jayanti’ stands for celebration. Being a public holiday, all banks, schools, offices, and post offices remain closed.

Who is Mahatma Gandhi and why celebrate Gandhi Jayanti?

Mahatma Gandhi is a reverent personality and a great leader who is remembered not just in India, but across the world. People of all ages have been inspired by him. He showed resilience for his country and as an individual, he was powerful and peaceful when it came to fighting for India for its freedom from the British.

Out of love and respect, people also call him ‘Bapu’, meaning father and, he is also known as the father of India and father of the nation. He was famously known for his principle of non-violence or ‘satyagraha’. Not just this, the International Day of Non-Violence is also observed by the United Nations. That day is aimed to educate the world about the thoughts and ideals spread by Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhiji was an effective leader because of his thoughts, morals, and values along with his belief in non-violence, peace, and truth. His strength was clearly depicted in mass movements like the ‘Non-Cooperation movement, Dandi March, and the Quit India Movement. It was through the efforts of various other leaders and Mahatma Gandhi that India gained its freedom from the British rulers on 15 August 1947. India Independence Day falls on 15 August every year.

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, homage is paid to the Mahatma by the President and the Prime Minister (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) of India along with various other officials in higher positions. They pay tribute at the memorial of the Mahatma – at Raj Ghat.

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