Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Gandhi Ji was born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar, Gujarat.

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October 2, 1869 – 30 January 1948
Gandhi Jayanti: The world will celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji, also known as the Mahatma Gandhi and 'the father of the nation' on Saturday, 2 October 2021. This day is also known as Gandhi Jayanti.
Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest leaders of Indian independence movement and was popular for his non-violent means. He became an active part of the Indian freedom struggle in early 20th century. Many important movements of resistance against the British colonial rule, like 'Non-cooperation Movement', 'Salt March', 'Quit India Movement', etc were led by him.
<div class="paragraphs"><p>Here's a sample speech in English for students on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti</p></div>
Gandhi Jayanti: The world will celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji, also known as the Mahatma Gandhi and 'the father of the nation' on Saturday, 2 October 2021. This day is also known as Gandhi Jayanti.
Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest leaders of Indian independence movement and was popular for his non-violent means. He became an active part of the Indian freedom struggle in early 20th century. Many important movements of resistance against the British colonial rule, like 'Non-cooperation Movement', 'Salt March', 'Quit India Movement', etc were led by him.
Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year to celebrate the ideas of non-violence and unity promoted by Gandhi Ji. Multiple events are organized in India and abroad to celebrate the day. Students in schools also participate in various events like speech , essay writing, poster making, etc.

The history and importance

Gandhi Jayanti 2020: History and Importance of the Day
On this day, people celebrate with prayer services, commemorative ceremonies and cultural events that are held in colleges, local government institutions and socio-political institutions. The statues of Mahatma Gandhi are decorated with garlands and flowers. His favourite song Raghupati Raghava is also sung at some of the meetings. His birth anniversary is celebrated in other parts of the world too.
People honour Gandhi’s contributions towards the Indian Independence movement, and his non-violent way of life. He led the Dandi Salt March in 1930. In 1942, he launched the Quit India Movement. He was also instrumental in abolishing the age-old practice of untouchability.
Meanwhile, the President and Prime Minister of India usually pay homage at Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.
On June 15, 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that declared October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence.  The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.

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