Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Why 2nd October Is Celebrated As Gandhi Jayanti?
India celebrates 2nd October as Gandhi Jayanti with much fervor. Business organizations, social institutions and schools host cultural and literary programs on the birth day of the Father of the Nation. Born on 2nd October 1869 as Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi in Porbandar Gujrat, Bapu’s teachings of non-violence are still alive in the heart of people. He went to prison many times in his fight against the British.
Why is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated on 2nd October?
2nd October is the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is also celebrated as Non-Violence Day. Known for non-violent struggle, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated across the globe to honor Gandhi for his teachings and work. He promoted non-violence as a philosophy. He believed non-violence is a principle and that it is possible to build a better society following non-violence.
How is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated?
2nd October has been declared a national holiday on account of birthday of the Father of the Nation. On this day people visit Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat and pay homage in front of his statue. All important persons including President and Prime Minister of India visit Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat on this day. Foreign dignitaries also visit Rajghat to pay homage to the greatest man of the world on this day.
5 interesting facts about Mahatma Gandhi
1. Mahatma Gandhi went to England to study law and came back with a degree in law. But he failed in his first argument in Mumbai High Court.
2. Steve Jobs of Apple used to wear round glasses to respect Mahatma Gandhi.
3. Mahatma Gandhi has over 50 roads on his name in India and over 60 in other countries.
4. Mahatma Gandhi was nominated 5 times for Nobel prize but he never got the prize.
5. Bapu used to walk 18km daily