On the occasion of the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, several leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, paid tribute to the father of the nation at Rajghat.
Mahatma Gandhi played a crucial role in India’s struggle for independence and led several movements that ultimately helped free India from colonial rule. Mahatma Gandhi, affectionately known as Bapu, left an indelible mark on the lives of many.
He is regarded as the Father of the Nation who showed the power of non-violence to the world and fiercely opposed bloodshed.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Monday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Kirti Mandir in Porbandar on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the eternal message of truth and non-violence to the world, synonymous with high values of life and simplicity, on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Pujya Bapu gave the world the weapon of Satyagraha. By standing on the side of truth and remaining steadfast even against enormously powerful armies, they learned to live. Bapu’s life will remain an eternal source of inspiration for humanity
-ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets about Gandhi Jayanti
I bow to Mahatma Gandhi on the special occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. His timeless teachings continue to illuminate our path. Mahatma Gandhi’s impact is global and motivates all humanity to promote the spirit of unity and compassion. May we always work to fulfill His…
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2023
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year. It marks the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, revered as Mahatma Gandhi. He is fondly remembered by the people as “Mahatma” or “Bapu”, and played a key role in the Indian freedom movement. Mahatma Gandhi demonstrated the power of nonviolence, or ahimsa, through several peaceful movements. He inspired leaders around the world with his values and principles.
Every year on October 2, people commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and commemorate the contribution of the “Father of the Nation”. The day is also celebrated as “International Day of Nonviolence” to spread the message of nonviolence.
The United Nations declared October 2 as “International Day of Nonviolence” on June 15, 2007. Various programs and cultural events are organized to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation and spread his teachings. Many people also visit places dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi on this day, such as Raj Ghat in Delhi, Mani Bhavan in Mumbai and Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat.
- Every year, on October 2, people commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and commemorate the contribution of the “Father of the Nation”.
- The day is also celebrated as “International Day of Nonviolence” to spread the message of nonviolence.