Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is observed across states and territories in India and is one of the officially declared national holidays.
Gandhi Jayanti 2020 in India
The birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi- the father of the nation. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as a National Holiday in India to mark the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’. Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869. Every year Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on this day. This year, India will be celebrating the 151st birth anniversary of Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as the national holiday. Prayer meetings are held to pay homage, in front of the statue at the Raj Ghat New Delhi. The President and Prime Minister of India are present during the prayer at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
About Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would influence the world. He was also known as the father of the country. He had improved the lives of India’s poor people. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
How is Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrated?
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2 October to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On this day, special functions are organized in schools, other educational institutions, and communities organize functions. Despite caste, religion, and lifestyle, people gather together to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti. People offer prayers, commemorative ceremonies, and tributes at several locations all over India. Flowers and flower garlands are placed on many statues of Mahatma Gandhi throughout India. On this special day, people show films and book readings on Mahatma Gandhi’s life and achievements.