NEW DELHI: India and the world is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi.Secretary-General of UN Antonio Guterres on Wednesday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.
The birthday of the Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated in India every year by the name Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.It falls yearly on 2nd of October when there is a gazetted holiday all over the India.
On second of October a great person Mahatma Gandhi was born in the year 1869 at Porbandar in the Gujarat to the Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai.
Mahatma Gandhi is also known as Bapu in India for his unforgettable contributions and struggle for the freedom of Indian. October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India and as the International Day of non-violence worldwide.
The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that October 2 will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
People celebrate Gandhi Jayanti by offering prayers and participating in services in the memory pf Mahatma Gandhi.The Twitter account for the Nobel Prize also praised Gandhi, paying homage to how many times he was nominated.
Several places in India hold commemorative activities and cultural events to celebrate Bapu’s life and remember his greatness.
PM Modi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, the resting place of the Father of the Nation, and then proceeded to the Vijay Ghat, the resting place of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, who also shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi also paid floral tributes to the Father of Nation.
Several people visit prominent places associated with Mahatma Gandhi on this day. Raj Ghat in Delhi, Mani Bhavan in Mumbai and Sevagram Ashram in Wardha are popular in particular.