INTERNATIONAL NON VIOLENCE DAY /GANDHI JAYANTHI
International nonviolence day /Gandhi Jayanthi Information
- Gandhi Jayanthi is celebrated on 2nd style=”font-weight: 400;”> of October every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the great soul ‘Mahatma’ who lead India to its freedom from the British colonization.
- Indian Government has declared October 2nd as official National holiday
- People from all over the world admired and followed his ideology of nonviolence and Humanity.
- UN in 2007 with its resolution A/RES/61/271 voted to celebrate 2nd October as International Non-Violence and peace day to honor Mahatma Gandhi.
Brief History of Mahatma Gandhi
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the last offspring of Karamchand and Putlibai born on October 2nd, 1869, in Porbandar.
- His finished his early education in Porbandar, being from a Hindu Background Putlibai influenced Gandhi with Bhagavad Gita, the Bhagavata Purana from a young age.
- In 1883 Gandhi at the age of 13 got married to Kasturbai Makhanji and 1885 they had their first baby which died after a few days
- In 1888 Gandhi left India and traveled to London to continue his study in law.
- Gandhi relocated to South Africa in 1893 to assist a law case where he came across the ill-treatment by racism and slavery South Africa under the British rule.
- He fought with South African government through no violence and protests to claim the basic right of every individual. He became the national Hero of South Africa
- In 1915 Gandhi returned to India as an established leader and Indian National Congress warmly welcomed him.
- Gandhi’s wife Kasturbai supported him and fought for the freedom alongside his followers
- He gave Indian Freedom struggle a nonviolence turn through Satyagraha, non-cooperation movement, a salt march, quit India movement which are the milestones in Indian History.
- India attained Freedom in 1947, he played a major role in negotiation with British in round table conference and a in India’s partition.
- In 1948 in a prayer meeting, Nathuram Godse shot Gandhi with 3 bullets to his chest.
- The funeral march for Gandhi was 5-mile-long and over 2 million people participated
- He was criminated in Raj Ghat, where a memorial was built scribbles of ‘Hey Rama’ his final words
Honors for Gandhi
- Prominent leaders and citizen of India believed and called Gandhi as “Father of the Nation”, his nickname was Bapu which literally translate as “Father”.
- The currency denomination in India issued by Reserve bank of India has Gandhi’s image on it.
- There are 53 prominent Roads in India and 46 roads in other countries are named after him.
- Noble prize committee nominated Gandhi, 5 times for noble prize awards and in 1930 times magazine named him the man of the year
- There are many memorials and statutes built as a remembrance of Gandhi across the globe
How Gandhi Jayanthi is Celebrated?
- Many followers around the world pay their respect and prayers for their beloved leader and Idol Gandhi in Raj Ghat
- Gandhi peace prize, Gandhi peace award, and Gandhi International Peace award are awarded nationally and International for eminent Individuals and organizations for their contribution in maintaining peace.
- Indian Government organizes many official events to honor the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Gandhi Jayanthi celebration in schools with various activities like Gandhi Jayanthi speech, Gandhi Jayanthi essay, and debate to educate the next generation about Gandhi’s ideologies.
- UN organizes many events to promote peace and nonviolence as International nonviolence day activities.
- Many Motivational Gandhi Jayanthi Wishes are circulated in social media
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