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Gandhi Jayanti 2022: Remembering Bapu's sayings on his 153rd Birth Anniversary

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. 

The Significance of his Presence

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“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. 

Why do we call Him "Bapu"?

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“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.

Lesser Known Facts About Our Mahatma

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“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.

  1. Besides being a saint-like figure, Bapu was also a scholar with many achievements. However, here is a fact that not many people know. He was the first person awarded and announced as the TIME person of the year. The magazine described him as "Saint Gandhi", and he was on the cover of their 5th January 1931 volume.
  2. The second fact is not entirely unknown. We all know that with him being the father of the nation, Gandhi Ji was also a winner of the Noble prizes. Gandhi Ji was nominated for 5 Noble Peace Prizes, starting in 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1947 and later after he left our side and passed away in 1948.
  3. We have millions of statues, cities, roads, companies, shops, and airports named after him. However, you must know not just in India, his noble work was also renowned worldwide, as there are 48 roads outside India named after Mahatma Gandhi.
  4. You know about his Sathygrah and non-violence campaigns, but with this Gandhi Jayanti information blog, you should know that Bapu was part of the Boer war and served there in the army. He knew when to fight and when to handle the situation without violence.
  5. The last fact is that Mahatma Gandhi was a bit of a food reformer and faddist. He spent 35 years experimenting with his dietary regime to find the perfect vegetarian diet.

How is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated World Wide?

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“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.

We will be back with our next blog soon, till then, stay tuned.

And a very Happy Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti to all the proud Indians.

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