Holiday on 02nd October – Gandhi Jayanti 2020
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated across India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi falls on Friday, October 2nd as per Govt. Dopt 2020 holiday list. It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and it is one of the three national holidays of India.
History of Gandhi Jayanti
A great leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He became one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 1900’s. Gandhi helped free the Indian people from British rule through nonviolent resistance, and is honoured by Indians as the father of the Indian Nation.
Non-Violence and Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi lived his life with acceptance and practice of truth, non-violence, vegetarianism, simplicity and faith in God and was a major political and spiritual leader within India. He was a pioneer of Satyagraha, which believed in resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon total non-violence. His honorific title of Mahatma, which means “high-souled” in Sanskrit, was first used in 1914 in South Africa.
The movement led India to independence and his efforts have since inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He was a source of inspiration to many political leaders all over the world, including Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr.