Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar in Gujarat. This day is dedicate to the ‘Father of the Nation’, Gandhi Jayanti is the celebration of his birth anniversary. Mahatma Gandhi’s 153rd birthday is being commemorate in 2022, and this day serves as one of the year’s three most significant national holidays.
Gandhi Ji was a nationalist, a lawyer, and a political ethicist.
The non-violent approach taken by Gandhi Ji to win the country’s freedom from British domination serves as an inspiration for people all around the world to put down their weapons and follow this path.
Gandhi Ji believe in the strength of tolerance and love.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged people to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and shun violence.
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Importance of Gandhi Jayanti
To commemorates the 153rd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth in Porbandar, Gujarat Gandhi Jayanti is celebrate.
In order to show respect for the leader, prayer services and cultural activities are held on this day in schools, universities, and even government institutions.
History of Gandhi Jayanti
The Satyagraha and Ahimsa movements were initiate by Gandhi Ji while India was still under British rule.
Since then, many civil rights throughout the nation have affect by his strategy of pursuing nonviolence and persuading adversaries through the power of love.
In addition to leading India’s fight for independence, Gandhi Ji sacrifice his life for the good of the nation.
Significance of Gandhi Jayanti
To honour Mahatma Gandhi and pay our respects to the freedom fighter, 2nd October is observe as a national holiday.
In an effort to honour Gandhi Ji’s methods, the United Nations General Assembly designate 2nd October as the International Day of Nonviolence in 2007.
On this day, awareness is raise about the value of nonviolence and the global convergence of peace, harmony, and unity.
Facts about Gandhi Ji
- Gandhi Ji spoke English with an Irish accent.
- Gandhi Ji never won the Nobel Peace Prize, though he was nominate for the prize 5 times.
- The title Mahatma given to him by Rabindranath Tagore.
- There are 48 roads outside India and 53 roads in India that are name after him.
- Only Gandhi Ji has the first and the only Indian to have honore with the title “Time Person of the Year” in 1930.
On this day at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi in New Delhi, political leaders pay respects.
Gandhi Ji favourite songs, “Raghupati Raghava” and “Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye,” are also sung at the ceremony.
Mahatma Gandhi’s Heartbeat can be Heard at this Museum
People looking to experience something extraordinary on the occasion of the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Ji can head to Delhi’s National Gandhi Museum where the heartbeats of the father of the nation has made available.
This ‘recreated heartbeat’ is one of the special attractions of the museum.
Every year, people are given access to Mahatma Gandhi’s heartbeats, which was recreate on the digital medium after collecting the ECG (electrocardiography) details from different stages of his life.
Mahatma Gandhi Ji’s ECG audio part was release in 2018 when India was commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of the venerate personality.
Apart from that, the museum also showcases a special photo exhibition on the theme of ‘Non-violence and World Peace’ and a finely-curated ‘Digital Multimedia Kit’ containing audio and video footage from his life.
Also include are archival footages from the Quit India Movement, speeches of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru, besides Gandhi’s visit to the North West Frontier Province with Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan and Noakhali – Peace Pilgrimage.
More than photographs of Mahatma Gandhi are also put on display ranging from his place of birth in Porbandar up to his memorial at the Rajghat.
This collection also includes his pictures of early life, London and South African phase, important movement of the Indian Freedom Struggle and with various contemporary leaders.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tweeted :
Gandhi Ji’s birthday is celebrate as the International Day of Non-Violence.