Happy Gandhi Jyanti | Celebrating 153 years of Gandhi's Birthday

 Happy Gandhi Jyanti 

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Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on the 2nd October as on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi).

 The great freedom fighter of India is regarded as the ‘Father of the Nation’. Mahatma Gandhi is popularly known as ‘Gandhiji’ and ‘Bapuji’ in India and the world.

 He was born on 2 Oct 1869 to his Hindu parents named Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai in Porbandar, Gujarat. This day is observed as national holiday across all the states and territories of Republic of India.

 It is also one of 3 official national holidays of India which are 26 January (Republic Day) and 15 August (Independence Day) declared as public holidays.

On this national day, all the Govt. offices, banking, and postal services (excluding the emerging services) are normally closed to remember the great son of Mother India.

 Private companies mark as holiday with opening of emergency services like medical, health care,and transport service for urgent needs of the public. However, most of the school, college, university and education institutes organise essay completion, quiz, public debate related on life and history of Mahatma Gandhi.

There are cultural functions from the Govt. and private organizations, TV Channels and media circles to celebrate the learning and quotes by Gandhiji.

On 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly announced by adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be observed as the International Day of Non-Violence in the world. On this day, there are so many public debates arranged by the United Nations offices in various cities of the world.

In India, Gandhi Jayanti official celebration starts with a prayer service at Raj Ghat, Gandhi’s memorial (his cremated place) in New Delhi.

 National slogans like ‘Vande Mataram, Jai Hind and Satyamev Jayate’ are given with prayer, meetings, commemorative ceremonies in different cities by local government institutions and educational institutions and political parties.

People lighting candles and offering flowers on Gandhi’s statue or photo in all parts of India. Remembering his patriotic and philosophy which inspires all the Indian freedom for Independence of India from the British.

There are 3 most important places of Mahatma Gandhi

Sabarmati Asharm the place of the Gandhi’s most of the life. 

Second is the Martyr’s Column at Gandhi Smriti in Delhi where Gandhi was shot.

 Third is the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi the place of his cremation. 

Gandhi Jayanti 2022: Remembering Bapu's sayings on his 153rd Birth Anniversary

 “Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”

“A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history.”

“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”

“An ounce of patience is worth more than a tonne of preaching.”

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”


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From asking your mother whose face it is on our 10 rupees note to studying his freedom struggle for a free India, we all grew up.

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most loved and sensible people who helped India enjoy Independence. His words and wisdom still hold relevance and will do for generations.

He was an eccentric man who dared to stand tall and fight for his rights without any unfair means.


The Significance of his Presence

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If there is any way we could do more than just celebrate Happy Gandhi Jayanti, then without a second thought, you should do so.

After nearly a century of British rule, he was the first to ablaze the hearts of Indians to desire a free India.

 He changed the political

scene of India with his non-violent resistance and influenced modern civil disobedience movements across the globe.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is one day to look back and appreciate those sacrifices because of which we are enjoying the resources and

beauty of India freely.


Why do we call Him "Bapu"?

The word "Bapu" draws an image of Mahatma Gandhi Ji in our minds.

However, do you know when and why people started calling him Bapu?

So, let's learn about it on this Gandhi Jayanti.

“Bapu” means father in many languages, such as Gujarati and Marathi. And people started calling Gandhi Ji 'Bapu' because he was the most loved person who never judged or discriminated against anyone. His prominent aura motivated Indians to achieve something that felt like a dream; an independent India. He was always Bapu for those who desired to live in a free India.

 Hence, he was officially awarded as "father of the nation" by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 6th July 1944.


Lesser-Known Facts About Our Mahatma.

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The face of our Indian Currency, Gandhi Ji, is loved by all but known by very few. For 153 years, we have been fascinated by his great

works but never paid attention to the little things that made him worthy of being the "Father of the Nation." So, on this mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, grab the opportunity to learn some unknown facts about our Bapu.

Besides being a saint-like figure, Bapu was also a scholar with many achievements. However, here is a fact that not many people know.

 He was the first person awarded and announced as the TIME person of the year. The magazine described him as "Saint Gandhi", and he was on

 the cover of their 5th January 1931 volume.

The second fact is not entirely unknown. We all know that with him being the father of the nation, Gandhi Ji was also a winner of the Noble prizes.

 Gandhi Ji was nominated for 5 Noble Peace Prizes, starting in 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1947 and later after he left our side and passed away in 1948.

We have millions of statues, cities, roads, companies, shops, and airports named after him. However, you must know not just in India, his noble work was also renowned worldwide, as there are 48 roads outside India named after Mahatma Gandhi.

You know about his Satyagraha and non-violence campaigns, but Bapu was part of the Boer war and served there in the army. He knew when to fight and when to handle the situation without violence.

The last fact is that Mahatma Gandhi was a bit of a food reformer and faddist. He spent 35 years experimenting with his dietary regime to find the perfect vegetarian diet.


We hope this blog enlightened your Gandhi Jayanti day with knowledge and facts. And you share it with all your friends and family as a tribute on this happy Gandhi Jayanti 2022.

 Also, don't forget to mention which information was new to you and made you admire Gandhi Ji's presence in India more in the comment section below.

 We will be back with our next blog soon, till then, stay tuned.

 And a very Happy Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti to all the proud Indians.