Every year on 2 October, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated as a national festival with great pomp across the country. Along with the country, wherever Indian people live, programs etc. are organized to remember Gandhiji. We all are well aware of Gandhiji. The unprecedented contribution of Mahatma Gandhi in achieving independence from the British cannot be forgotten. It is because of their struggles that we are breathing freely today.
Gandhi Jayanti 2023: This year is the 154th birth anniversary
Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. This year i.e. in the year 2023, the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is being celebrated. On his birth anniversary, prayer meetings, programs etc. are organized in schools as well as at every small and big place across the country.
Some important facts related to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi
- Mahatma Gandhi’s full name was Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi.
- Gandhiji died on 30 January 1948.
- In view of Gandhiji’s movements and contributions for freedom in Africa and India, joint
- The nation decided to observe 15 June 2007 as the International Day of Non-Violence.
- Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi March in 1930 and the Quit India Movement in 1942.
How he got the status of Mahatma and Father of the Nation
Nobel Prize winning poet Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title of Mahatma, after which he came to be known as Mahatma. After this, on June 4, 1944, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose addressed Mahatma Gandhi as ‘Father of the Nation’ in his message from Singapore Radio, after which he started being addressed by the same name across the country.
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