Gandhi Jayanti- 2nd October 2015

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". Though the title is not officially declared, as the Constitution of India does not permit a father of nation, it is mostly conferred to him.The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Indians all over the world are celebrating Gandhi's 146th birth anniversary today. October 2 is also observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.


Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated yearly on 2 October. It is one of the three official declared national holidays of India, observed in all of its states and union territories. The other two are Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January).


Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, especially at Raj Ghat, Gandhi's memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated. Popular activities include prayer meetings, commemorative ceremonies in different cities by colleges, local government institutions and socio-political institutions. Painting and essay competitions are conducted and best awards are granted for projects in schools and the community on themes of glorifying peace, non-violence and Gandhi's effort in Indian Freedom Struggle. Gandhi's favourite bhajan (Hindu devotional song), Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram, is usually sung in his memory

Some Rare Images of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi and Nehru in 1942


Mahatma Gandhi and Indira
Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Bombay, 1944
Gandhi in 1947, with Lord Louis Mountbatten, Britain's last Viceroy of India, and his wife Vicereine Edwina Mountbatten.
Gandhi with famous poet Rabindranath Tagore, 1940



Some Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

My life is my message.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Where there is love there is life.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

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