Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October) – Short Speech 1.
Dear teachers and students, today we have gathered here to pay our homage to the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi to many. This speech is dedicated to this person, whose principles and values are even today being considered instrumental in gaining independence from foreign dominance.
Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2nd, is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti, all across the nation. He was born in year 1869 at a place named Porbandar in Gujarat.
My dear audience, we have a lot to learn from the life of Gandhiji, his principles of truth and non-violence teach us a lot about leading life with honesty. He is a well-known figure in Indian Independence history, for bringing the concept of Satyagraha, which means abiding by the truth force, is a particular form of civil resistance. He became the leader of Indian National Congress in 1921, and then led various nationwide campaigns for social causes and achieving self-rule or Swaraj.
Gandhiji then expanded his non violent non-cooperation to include the swadeshi policy, which means boycotting British made goods. He also advocated for the use of khaki instead of foreign-made textiles to be worn by every Indian. He also spent his time in Sabarmati Ashram, with his wife Kasturba and that place has been turned into a museum, which is located in Ahmedabad.
The famous Gandhi – Irwin Pact was signed in March 1931, according to which the British Government agreed to free all political prisoners in return for the suspension of civil disobedience movement. He was invited to attend the Round Table Conference in London, but this conference was a disappointment for him and other nationalists. The ideals of Gandhiji, along with the intense resistance against British Rule from other freedom fighters as well, Britishers were forced to leave India on 15th August 1947.
In conclusion to this speech, I would only like to say that we all should learn something from the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and try to make our nation great, as envisaged by him.
By Ananda (2019)
Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October) – Short Speech 2.
Good morning to all the students and teachers gathered here. Today, I am going to talk about the importance of the 2nd of October. This day marks the birth of the “Father of our Nation”, Mahatma Gandhiji. He played an important role in emancipating India from the colonial rule of the British. This role earned him the title of the “Father of the Nation”. His Birthday which falls on the 2nd of October is celebrated as a national holiday in his memory.
Mahatma Gandhi was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Gujarat in 1869. This day is observed as Gandhi Jayanthi in his memory across the various states and union territories in India. His simplicity is reflected in the way in which the day is celebrated. In honour of his memory, the festivities are modest and make an attempt to remember him and honour his values and teachings through social activities. The President, The Prime Minister and other leaders pays their respects to Gandhiji at his memorial located in Raj Ghat. Prayers from the holy books of various religions and his favourite bhajan “Rajupathi Raghava” are sung in various gatherings.
In honour of his doctrine of “Ahimsa” or non-violence, the United Nations has declared October 2nd as the International Day of Non-Violence on the 15th of June 2007. Since then, every year Gandhi Jayanthi is observed as a Day for Non-violence at the international level. This recognition comes from his ideas of truth and non-violence that led to India’s independence and has also inspired non-violent protests against oppression across the world.
The Gandhi Jayanthi of the year 2019 holds special significance. It marks the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This was also the day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set as a target for the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. When the programme was launched, it intended to achieve cleanliness in India in terms of various aspects such as sanitation, roads and public spaces. This has been made in memory of Gandhiji’s commitment towards cleanliness.
Mahatma Gandhi is a huge public figure who is familiar with all kinds of people in this country and across the world. A speech is not sufficient to honour the memory of the values he stood for and the life he led. We as the future of the country can honour him by living by the principles of truth, simplicity and non-violence that he strived to propagate and make India an inclusive nation.
By Swetha (2019)
Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October) – Short Speech 3.
On 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year. On this day, one of the great leaders who helped India to get independent was born. His name is Mahatma Gandhi. His philosophy and idea of Non-Violence (Ahimsa) led the country to get freedom. Hence this day is also termed as International Day of Non-Violence. The teachings of Gandhi says that Non-Violence is mightier than any mightiest weapon of destruction.
The present Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, also declared that from 2nd October, 2014, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will going to take place in a large way. He declared the day as a non-holiday to the Government workers and staffs and directs them to take cleanliness awareness in their offices on that day. On that day, Government employee’s and staff’s take action of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in their respective workplace.
Mr. Modi, the present Prime Minister of India, also urged all the Indian’s to devote time to clean their surroundings. On 2nd October, Mr. Modi himself cleaned the India Gate area in New Delhi.
Mahatma Gandhi is known as the “Father of Nation” because of his work done for the India to get freedom. His teachings are still in the blood of every Indians.
People all over the world celebrate 2nd October as Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. On this day, schools and colleges remains closed. People organize events and throw speeches on the life and work done by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s full name is Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi is popularly also known as Bapu. Its Mahatma Gandhi’s effort, in 1914, Indian Relief Act was passed. He was one of the members of Satyagrah Movement as well as the Non-Cooperation Movement. He also led the historic Dandi March. In 1942, he also started “Quit India” Movement. It’s all his efforts, British leave India and India got its Independence in August, 1947.
By Teamwork (2014)
Last Updated: July 15, 2019.