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Gandhi Jayanti : Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation

Gandhi Jayanti : Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation

Today the 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi is being celebrated across the country. The full name of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. Mahatma Gandhi chose the path of truth and non-violence throughout his life. He played an important contribution in the independence of India. Apart from the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2 also happens to be the birth anniversary of the second Prime Minister of the country, Lal Bahadur Shastri. This year is the 118th birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastri was born as Munshi Lal Bahadur Shastri on 2 October 1904 in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh.

Mahatma Gandhi, following the path of his life’s ideals, had forced the British to leave India by adopting non-violence. It is said that no person is born great, it is his ideals, thoughts and simplicity that make him great. By following the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, we can also do many good works in our life and make our life great.

Major Movements of Gandhiji

Champaran Satyagraha – This was the first Satyagraha led by Gandhi in Champaran, Bihar. Gandhiji did this satyagraha in 1917 in support of the farmers who were forced to cultivate indigo and other cash crops instead of food grains.

Non-cooperation Movement – Mahatma Gandhi launched the non-cooperation movement in 1920 under the leadership of the Indian National Congress. This movement worked to fill a new energy of freedom struggle in India.

Quit Salt Movement– Quit Salt Movement is considered to be the main movement of Gandhiji. This movement started from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on 13 March 1930. In this movement, Gandhiji along with his followers had reached Dandi village on foot for 24 days. This movement was taken out against an authority of the British Raj. This movement is also known as Dandi Yatra.

Dalit Movement – Mahatma Gandhi started this movement on 8 May 1933 against untouchability. Gandhiji founded the All India Anti-Untouchability League in 1932.

Quit India Movement – In August 1942, Gandhiji started the Quit India Movement in India. This was the biggest and most important movement of Gandhiji. Through this movement, he forced the British to leave India. During this movement, the decision to start Do or Die was also taken by Gandhiji.

Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

  • Non-violence is the biggest religion, there is a way of life.
  • Unless there is freedom to mistake, freedom has no meaning.
  • Hate the sin and love the sinner.
  • Whenever you are faced with an opponent, try to win him with love.
  • Even if a man wants to learn something, then he definitely gets some education from his every mistake.
  • Be the change you want to see in the world.
  • The future depends on what you are doing today.
  • A person’s thoughts are everything, he becomes what he thinks.
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  • There is no other way to peace, the only way to it is peace.

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