Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 of each year to mark the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist. In India, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, multiple events such as campaigns, rallies, posters and speeches are organized in all corners of the country. On this day, educational institutions organize various cultural and academic programs to instill the value of leadership, simplicity, and integrity in students. Students participate in large numbers in speeches and debates on this day.
Gandhi Jayanti 2020
Gandhi Jayanti is observed in all states and territories in India and is one of the officially declared national holidays. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. This year will mark the 151st anniversary of Gandhi’s birth.
Gandhi’s was a creative resistance that recognizes and also transcends the wounds of the past. On this day, people celebrate with prayer services, memorial ceremonies, and cultural events that are held in schools, local government institutions, and socio-political institutions. Statues of Gandhi are decorated with garlands and flowers.
His favorite song Raghupati Raghava is also sung in some of the meetings. His birth anniversary is also celebrated in other parts of the world.