Gandhi Jayanti is commemorated on October 2 each year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is observed all over in India, and the day is among the officially declared national holidays.
Father of the Nation
Gandhi ji was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. This year we celebrates Gandhi’s 151st birthday.
Today, people commemorate with prayer, commemorative events and cultural occasions that are held in educational institutes, government organizations and socio-political organizations. The statues of Gandhi ji are decorated with flowers. His favorite song Raghupati Raghava is likewise sung at some of the meetings. His birth ceremony is celebrated in many other parts of the world also.
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People honor Gandhi’s contributions in Indian Independence activity and also his non-violent lifestyle. He started the Dandi Salt March in 1930 and Quit India Movement in 1942.
The President and also Prime Minister of India generally pay homage at Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.
On June 15, 2007, the UN General Assembly took on a resolution that declared October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution declares “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.
Slogan by Mahatma Gandhi
‘Do or Die’ slogan by Gandhi ji during the Quit India Movement
20 powerful Quotes by Gandhi ji
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.”
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” “Truth alone will endure; all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time”
“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.”
“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.”
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”
“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”
“An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.”
“The future depends on what you do today.”