Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Every year October 2nd October is celebrated as a Gandhi Jayanti to remember the birth anniversary of the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi. This year, our country is celebrating the 152nd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is observed in all the States and Union Territories (UT) of India and is one of the three officials declared National Holidays of the country. Today in this article we are providing the details of Gandhi Jayanti, its significance, and history.
Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Significance
Gandhi was a preacher of non-violence. He had also played a major role in the Indian independence movement. On 6th July 1944, Subhash Chandra Bose addressed Gandhi as “The Father of the Nation” and on 28 April 1947, Sarojini Naidu during a conference also referred to Gandhi as “Father of the Nation.” Few Important events done by Mahatma Gandhi are listed below:
1913 – Gandhi’s activism and arrest in South Africa
1917 – Gandhi established Sabarmati Ashram
1920-1922 – Non-Cooperation Movement
1921 – Gandhi was given exclusive authority over the Indian National Congress
1930 – Salt (Dandi) March
1942 – Quit India Movement
1947 – British Declared Indian Independence
History of Gandhi Jayanti
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869 in Gujarat, then known as Porbandar, British India. He had lived his life with the acceptance and practice of truth, non-violence, vegetarianism, simplicity, and faith in God and was a major political and spiritual leader within India. He was a pioneer of Satyagraha, which believed in resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon total non-violence. His honorific title of Mahatma, which means “high-souled” in Sanskrit, was first used in 1914 in South Africa.