Every year on 2nd October the entire nation pays tribute to great leader Mahatma Gandhi, also known as “Father of Nation” and “Bapu”. Mahatma Gandhi played an important role in Indian freedom movement. He was an iconic personality all across globe due to his unique practices of Ahimsa or Non-violence. Every year the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October.About Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in a small town Porbandar, Gujarat. At the age of 13, he was married to Kasturba Gandhi and had four children. He completed his law studies in UK and went to South Africa to practice law where he faced racial discrimination and social bigotry. After this incident he came back to India and joined Indian National Congress.
Mahatma Gandhi took charge of the Indian freedom movement, and got the name ‘Mahatma’ due to his philosophy of Non-violence. To started many movements to liberate India from British rulers, he expressed his protest against the tax imposed by Britishers on salt by undertook the march from Dandi to Ahmedabad covering the distance of 388 kilometers. The great leader of India had a courageous heart and due to his philosophies, he got the tag of “Mahatma” from the entire nation.
The principles of Mahatma Gandhi were very simple and with his complete dedication, he freed India from the British rule and showed the entire world that freedom can be attained devoid of using any non-violent methods. Mahatma Gandhi devoted his whole life to liberate India from the British rule. Therefore, Gandhi Jayanti is a significant day for all Indians.Mahatma Gandhi Celebrations and Rituals
A legendary leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi reformed the meaning of freedom struggle all across globe. On this day, people all across nation hold community functions and prayer services to pay homage to the Father of Nation. Art lovers organize exhibition that exhibits the Gandhian principles of freedom, life and his ideologies on canvas. Through these ways, they express their gratitude to the great leader in an artistic way.
In various places awards are given to non-violence projects and acts are also performed by artists to pay him homage. Special speeches are given by leaders on the life of Mahatma Gandhi to educate young generation.