This Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, learn about the Father of our Nation to keep his wisdom alive for generations.
“Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”
From asking your mother whose face it is on our 10 rupee note to studying his freedom struggle for a free India, we all grew up. Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most loved and sensible people who helped India enjoy Independence. His words and wisdom still hold relevance and will do for generations. He was an eccentric man who dared to stand tall and fight for his rights without any unfair means. Hence, his birthday is a National Holiday in India. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on the 2nd of October, and this year we will be celebrating his 153rd Birth Anniversary. This day is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. His ideology of non-violence not only helped India get its Independence but also made a benchmark for other international leaders.
“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”
If there is any way we could do more than just celebrate Happy Gandhi Jayanti, then without a second thought, you should do so. After nearly a century of British rule, he was the first to ablaze the hearts of Indians to desire a free India. He changed the political scene of India with his non-violent resistance and influenced modern civil disobedience movements across the globe.
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is one day to look back and appreciate those sacrifices because of which we are enjoying the resources and beauty of India freely.
“A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history.”
The word "Bapu" draws an image of Mahatma Gandhi Ji in our minds. However, do you know when and why people started calling him Bapu? So, let's learn about it on this Happy Gandhi Jayanti. “Bapu” means father in many languages, such as Gujarati and Marathi. And people started calling Gandhi Ji 'Bapu' because he was the most loved persona who never judged or discriminated against anyone. His prominent aura motivated Indians to achieve something that felt like a dream; an independent India. He was always Bapu for those who desired to live in a free India. Hence, he was officially awarded as "father of the nation" by Netaji Subhash Chandra bose on 6th July 1944.
“An ounce of patience is worth more than a tonne of preaching.”
The face of our Indian Currency, Gandhi Ji, is loved by all but known by very few. For 153 years, we have been fascinated by his great works but never paid attention to the little things that made him worthy of being the "Father of the Nation." So, on this mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, grab the opportunity to learn some unknown facts about our Bapu.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”
From feeding the poor to enacting his great speeches in schools, happy Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated across the globe in unique ways paying tribute to our Bapu. This day also brings highlights to his ideologies of non-violence. Many countries and cultures celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, starting with lighting candles in front of his statue. Also, little kids and adults participate in skits, plays, and dress-up like Gandhi Ji to promote his style of living.
We hope this blog enlightened your Gandhi Jayanti day with knowledge and facts. And you share it with all your friends and family as a tribute on this happy Gandhi Jayanti 2022.
Also, don't forget to mention which information was new to you and made you admire Gandhi Ji's presence in India more in the comment section below.
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And a very Happy Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti to all the proud Indians.
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