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Gandhi Jayanti

 By: Astha Raghav. 

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi. Known as the 'Father of the Nation', the ideologies, struggles and kindness of Gandhi drove India to its independence. One of the most prominent leaders of India's independence movement, Gandhi was the man behind non-violent civil disobedience.

This year will mark the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the entire world observes this day as 'Gandhi Jayanti'. It is a national holiday in India to honour the legendary leader without whom India wouldn't have tasted independence. The United Nations also observe Gandhi Jayanti as 'International Day of Non-Violence' every year.

Gandhi played a key role in India's freedom movement and his philosophies towards India have impacted people's lives. His method of non-violence inspired many civil rights movements in the world and he also fought to bring significant changes in society.

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar in Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi is considered as the nation's tallest leader of the independence movement. As a child, he always expressed his feelings about patriotism and united India with his thoughts and ideologies to fight for freedom.

He successfully led India's non-violent movement against the colonial British empire. He went to South Africa to study law and led nationwide campaigns for farmers and labourers and also fought against caste  of athall age groups discrimination and was vocal about expanding women's rights. 

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