Father of Our Nation - The Bapu

"Gandhi Jayanti" is observed across the nation on 2 October as it marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Also, it is also marked as the "International Day of Non-Violence"

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was one of the prominent leaders of the freedom movement of India against British rule.

He propagated the concept of "ahimsa" (non-violence) and is considered to be an epitome of truth. While Mahatma Gandhi's photos can be seen in many governmental establishments, schools, museums, there are some rare pictures of the freedom fighter.

Known as the "Father of the nation", Mahatma Gandhi was famous for "simple living high thinking" and its visible in most of his photos. "Gandhi Jayanti" is a national holiday celebrated at all governmental institutions, schools, colleges and socio-political organisations. 

On the occasion of "Gandhi Jayanti", the President, Prime Minister and all prominent political representatives of the nation offer floral tributes at his memorial at Raj Ghat, New Delhi.

While the entire nation is ready to observe the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here are some rare pictures of "Bapu". 

Some quotes of our Bapu:

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

My life is my message.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Some rare pics of our Bapu: