Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Paying tribute to the Mahatma | Latest News India

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, the nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on what shall be the 152nd beginning anniversary of the “Father of the Nation.” Gandhi Jayanti, as the event is understood, coincides this year with the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, which was inaugurated on March 12 by prime minister Narendra Modi, on the 91st anniversary of a big occasion in Gandhi’s life, the Dandi March.

The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav shall be celebrated until August 15, 2023, the 77th Independence Day.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who shares his birthday with one other legendary persona, former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri (born 1904), was born on October 2, 1869, in Porabandar, in present-day Gujarat. A lawyer whose life modified by means of his experiences in South Africa, Gandhi performed the most important position in India’s independence motion, holding demonstrations by means of non-violent means. 

Though it’s generally believed that the title “Mahatma” was bestowed upon Gandhi by India’s first Nobel laureate, “Gurudev” Rabindranath Tagore, the Gujarat authorities has disputed this, claiming as an alternative that this title was given by a neighborhood journalist from Saurashtra. However, he’s additionally generally referred to as “Bapu” (father).

Gandhi is the most incessantly invoked Indian persona by world leaders, most of whom, throughout a go to to India, go to his resting place in Delhi. US president Joe Biden quoted the freedom fighter throughout his meeting with PM Modi at the White House final week.

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Internationally, October 2 is noticed as the Day of Nonviolence in remembrance of the “Mahatma.” In India, it’s a full vacation, and certainly one of three nationwide festivals, together with Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15). 

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