Gandhi Jayanti

The birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 2nd of October is dedicated to the Father of the Nation, when the whole Nation celebrates Bapu’s birthday.  This day serves to remind all Indians of the sacrifices this apostle of peace gave, to bestow upon the country the gift of Independence.  He started the ‘Satyagrah’ movement for the Indian freedom struggle.  His ideas of Non-Violent resistance to the British rule have never failed to inspire later generations to live a life of goodwill in a peae loving Country.  He fight against unsociability, which he called “Harijians”, and was the leader of the “Quit India Movement,” which served as a final signal of discontent to the British domination in India.  Gandhi ji protested against black (Asiatic Act) with the strategic move of starting non-violent civil disobedience movement in South Africa.


Gandhi Jayanti is observed as a national holiday in India.  A solemn celebration marking the birth date of Gandhi ji, the father of the nation, includes prayer meetings at the Raj Ghat where he was cremated.

On this day, the President and Prime Minister, along with other eminent political leaders, pay homage at Rahghat the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.  People visit Raj Ghat or pay homage to Ghandhi wherever his statues are erected.  Hymns and prayers are read out from the holy books of all the religions.  Gandhi’s favourite song, Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram…, is invariably sung at all the meetings associated with him.