Gandhi Jayanti: 2nd October
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
2nd October is the remarkable day in Indian History as this day is celebrated to mark the eve of the birthday of the great freedom fighter Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji. We not only celebrate this day in India but also internationally as Non-Violence day, as Mahatma Gandhi was a preacher of Non-Violence.
On this symbolic day, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, a small town in Gujarat, on 2nd October 1869. Mahatma Gandhi was a great man both in personal front as well as in political effect.
Mahatma Gandhi was known as a prominent figure of Indian Independence movement. He propounded the philosophy of Satyagraha and Ahimsa advocating non-violence, pacifism. He was the source of inspiration for Indians.
The government offices, banks, schools and post offices remain closed on Gandhi Jayanti to pay homage to 'Father of the Nation'. Online portals are also acting as major contributors in preserving and providing information on Mahatma Gandhi and about Gandhi Jayanti celebration.
The day, 2nd October is declared as one of the National Holidays in India. It is observed in all states as well as Union Territories. Mahatma Gandhi is a symbol and pioneer of peace, non-violence and truth. His movements achieved roaring success all over the country. His contribution towards bringing peace and non-violence to this world is unparalleled.
The day 2nd October is celebrated all across India. There are many events on this remarkable day like Prayer services, showing films depicting Gandhi’s life and movements, commemorative ceremonies, etc. Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is also a moment to relive Mohandas Gandhi's life and contribution in India's Independence.