Gandhi Jayanti 2020: October 2, 2020 marks the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is an important day our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was born on this day. We are all aware of Gandhi’s role in India’s independence without any violence. October 2 is also observed as the International Day of non-violence as directed by the UN General Assembly.
History and Significance
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1889 in Porbandar, Gujarat. On this day, it’s a national holiday across the country. People remember Gandhi for his rationality, ideology, honesty, nonviolent nature and maintaining peace and patriotism.
Bapu has been an inspiration to our lives and all other famous leaders. October 2 is celebrated with many cultural events across the country but this time people will celebrate at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The day is not just celebrated in India but across the globe. Various rallies, debates, lectures, and poster competitions take place around the world.
As we are all aware, Gandhi Ji led many peace protests waging a non-violent war against the British regime. It includes the non-cooperation movement, civil disobedience movement, the Quit India movement, salt satyagraha, and others. He also fought against the caste system, untouchability, for the rights of 75,000 Indians living in South Africa.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”
“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.”
“Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.”