Gandhi Jayanti is a National festival in India. It is observed on 2nd of October every year. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October, 1869. He is famously known as Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma means “Great Soul”. He is also known in India as the “Father of the Nation”.
The day of Gandhi Jayanti is dedicated as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. He was a great leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He launched the famous “Quit India Movement” to drive the British out of our country. This day is a gazetted holiday in India.
Mahatma Gandhi followed the principles of Non-violence and peace through his life. This day is also observed as International Day on Non-violence.
Mahatma Gandhi was a simple, but a determined person. He had mass following. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, we all thank this great saint for securing freedom for our country. Many cultural programmes are held at schools, colleges and societies.