The 154th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth: The Background to This National Festival

Gandhi Jayanti is observed on October 2 each year. It is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s (also known as Mahatma Gandhi) birthday. He is fondly referred to as “Mahatma” or “Bapu” by the populace and was instrumental in the freedom movement in India. Mahatma Gandhi used a number of nonviolent movements to show the effectiveness of ahimsa, or nonviolence. His values and principles served as an inspiration to leaders around the globe.
Every year on October 2, people commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and pay tribute to the “Father of the Nation”‘s accomplishments. The day is also celebrated as “International Day of Non-Violence” to spread the message of non-violence.