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Monday, 1 October 2018

GANDHI JAYANTI


GANDHI JAYANTI
GANDHI JAYANTI

Gandhi Jayanti is an national festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,The day intends to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation as well as remember his courageous activities on the way of independence struggle for the country from British rule.
Indians celebrate Gandhi Jayanti as one of the great national holidays all over the India.

WHEN IS GANDHI JAYANTI?
2nd October

GANDHI JAYANTI HISTORY
Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869 in a small town Porbunder, Gujarat. Gandhiji  was a lawyer and obtained his law degree from U.K and practiced in South Africa. He fought continuously British rule for the independence of India throughout his life until India got independence.
Gandhi developed the novel technique of non-violent protest, which he called "Satyagraha", translated as "moral domination". He was extremely against to smoking, drinking, and non-vegetarianism. At this day the selling of alcohol has been completely banned for one whole day by the government of India.
The nation mourned for him after he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, on January 30, 1948 by firing three bullets into his chest.

WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON GANDHI JAYANTI
1.     Pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at various locations all over India.
2.     Conduct essay and speech competitions in schools
3.     Many people sing Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, Gandhi’s favorite devotional song.
4.     Read books about Gandhiji & the Freedom Struggle


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