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    Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Significance and history that you should know about!

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    Gandhi Jayanti is one of the most auspicious days that we celebrate in India on October 2 every single year. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Also known as the ‘Father of the Nation’, he is one of the highly respected freedom fighters from India whose struggles and kindness helped India to get independence. Being one of the most prominent leaders of India’s independence movement, Gandhi’s concept of nonviolent civil disobedience led to the victory of India over British rule.

    This year, it will be the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and we celebrate this day as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ which is also a national holiday in India. Every year the legendary leader is honored and even the United Nations also observes Gandhi Jayanti as ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ every year. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the leaders in India’s freedom movement and his method of non-violence inspired many civil rights movements across the globe during that period.

    source = indiatoday

    History:

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    Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar in Gujarat. When he was young, he always expressed his feelings about patriotism and united India which made him the nation’s tallest leader of the independence movement later. His thoughts for freedom helped in India’s non-violent movement against the colonial British empire. He got a degree in law from South Africa and led campaigns for farmers and laborers to fight against caste discrimination. He also helped in expanding women’s rights. 

    The renowned Dandi Salt March in 1930, conducted by him, was a movement to break the salt law by the Indians. Mahatma Gandhi was also a Freedom fighter who led the Quit India Movement that happened back in 1942. The movement forced the Britishers to leave India and their British rule. Mahatma Gandhi always spoke about truth and non-violence and advised many to follow that path too.  All of his valuable teachings are something that is still left stuck in many Indian’s minds and hearts and just to honor him and the struggle that he has faced all the years just to get India free from British rule, this particular day is celebrated.

    Mahatma Gandhi was one such leader who showed a completely new path of nonviolence to fight against British rule. Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year to honor and pay rich tributes to the Father of the Nation.  Well, on this day, people from India remember his invaluable contributions to India’s freedom struggle and independence movement. All of his rich teachings and guidance are still to date right to kids from a very young age. The principles of ahinsa and swaraj which were introduced by him are observed across all the institutions in India.

    Swetha Sivakumar
    I am currently pursuing my B.E. in Computer Science and writing is my passion! I love travelling and exploring new places and if I'm not writing, you will find me spending my time reading articles online.

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