The father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi (Image: Getty Images)
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated annually to commemorate the birthday of the great Indian freedom fighter Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi or 'Bapu'.
The special day is celebrated on October 2 every year to honor the Father of the Nation for his invaluable contribution to India's fight for freedom. This year is the 153rd birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India. The day honors the legendary leader. The United Nations also celebrates Gandhi Jayanti every year as "International Day of Nonviolence".
Gandhi Jayanti is observed in India on October 2 every year.This year it falls on Saturday. It's the day in India that is considered a national holiday. On this day, various cultural programs are organized throughout the country. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations are expected to be moderate this year. Born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, Bapu is considered the greatest leader of the independence movement in the country.
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, was a man of his principles - truth and non-violence. He was one of the leading figures of the Indian independence movement. To mark their heritage and commemorate their huge contribution to India's independence, the people celebrate Gandhi Jayanti every year.
The pioneering principles of Bapu di Ahimsa and Swaraj are observed in all institutions in India.
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