Gandhi Jayanti marks 148 years of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Jayanti marks 148 years of Mahatma Gandhi
Written by Ria Maheshwari

One national festival celebrated in India, which marks the occasion of the birth anniversary of the man who gave his life to make the country free from the hands of obsessors. The man who didn’t care about his work, about his family and his well-being, instead sat on fire so that his mother-land could live in the free nation. The man to honor is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as in the free world now ‘Father Of Nation’. The day every year since he has gone marks the national gazetted holiday of the country.

The man who was against violence is remembered every year this day and to honor him, the United Nations General Assembly announced this day i.e. 2nd October, as the International Day of Non-Violence on June 15th, 2007. So every year, the day is remembered as Gandhi Jayanti and International Day of Non-Violence. The man, who was born in 1869 in the small place of Gujarat, Porbandar to the family of Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai, has lived a life of full of struggles.

On this day, a prayer session is held a Raj Ghaat where Gandhiji’s statue is kept and people give homage to the man by singing ‘Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram’ and speaking the words of peace. Also, marking to be the 148th birth anniversary of the man.
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, a lot of essay competition, speech competitions, debates, writings are conducted in schools and colleges in order to give honor to Gandhi Ji. His favorite bhajan, Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram is also sung by the people and students in order to give homage to him.

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