Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti 2018

Gandhi Jayanti 2018 will be celebrated all over the country on 2nd of October, at Tuesday.

2 October

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

The birthday of the Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated in India every year by the name Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. It falls yearly on 2nd of October when there is a gazetted holiday all over the India. On second of October a great person Mahatma Gandhi was born in the year 1869 at Porbandar in the Gujarat to the Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai. Mahatma Gandhi is also known as Bapu in India for his unforgettable contributions and struggle for the freedom of Indian. All the Government offices, banks, schools, colleges, post offices and etc are closed on 2nd of October. Some of the Businesses and organizations are open for small hours to celebrate the day.

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration at Raj Ghat

In India the Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as the national holiday by making prayer meetings and paying homage in front of the statue at the Raj Ghat New Delhi. Gandhi Jayanti 2013 would fall at Wednesday on 2nd of October. Prayer is held (in the presence of President and Prime Minister of the India) at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated. His most preferred and devotional song (Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram) is sung in the remembrance of him.

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in Schools

Grand celebration events are organized by the major schools in India to celebrate the Gandhi Jayanti at 2nd of October every year. Students of schools enthusiastically take part in the Gandhi Jayanti event celebrations. Gandhi Jayanti, a birthday anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi is also celebrated as the International Peace Day all across the world. Students sing a song based on the truth and non violence message of Bapu, recite poems and present their own sights on the Gandhian philosophy by the speeches and recitations.

Small children celebrate this event by dressing up same as the Gandhi ji as well as performing the nationalistic songs. Students also take part in the rally using banners which conveys the significance of peace and non-violence throughout the country. In the end of the celebration, students and teachers take a pledge.

How it is Celebrated

About Mahatma Gandhi

The full name of the Mahatma Gandhi is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born on 2nd of October in the year 1869. He is commonly known as the father of the nation or Bapu. He died on 30th of January in the year 1948. He lived his life full of struggle as a political and spiritual leader of the India. His key role in the independence of India is unforgettable by the people of India that’s why his birthday anniversary is still remembered by the people through many way of celebration. Bapu had developed his own techniques of non-violent protest for the independence of India. He named his non violent (ahimsa) protest as Satyagraha means the moral domination.

Those days he became famous for his non-violent social disobedience throughout the India and South Africa. He had started his non-cooperation movement of 1922 as well as the Salt Satyagraha or Salt (Dandi) March at 12th of March in the year 1930. Because of struggled efforts of Bapu and other freedom fighter the India became able to get its freedom on 15th of August in the year 1947. The whole country was weeping when he was assassinated on 30th of January in the year 1948. The International Day of Non-Violence of the United Nations is held on 2nd of October as well in order to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

He was the person of honor who had taught the Indian people to make their own clothe to wear. Once the British government banned the supply of cloths in India in late 1800s and early 1900s, then Mahatma Gandhi thought that he must do something. He felt that Indians never get independence until they make their own cloths and other necessary things of living. Bapu started encouraging the Indian people to make their own desi cotton cloth by using the traditional spinning wheels and looms of India. From that time the traditional hand spinning wheels and looms became the symbol of Indian independence struggle and life of Bapu.

Major Celebrations in India

Three places in India are great and memorable where the birthday celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi take place:

Some Famous Quotes of Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi)


For Students:

Essay on Gandhi Jayanti

Speech on Gandhi Jayanti

Essay on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Essay on Bal Swachhta Abhiyan

Essay on Mahatma Gandhi

Slogans on Mahatma Gandhi

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