Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti: PM Modi leads the nation in paying tributes to Gandhi Jayanti


On the 153rd anniversary of his birth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the nation in paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Jayanti), often known as Bapu or the father of the nation.

Every year on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is commemorated (Gandhi Jayanti). Gandhi spent his entire life fighting for India’s independence. Gandhi was an advocate of nonviolence (Ahimsa), and the UN General Assembly designated October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence in 2007.

In addition, he advised people to pay honour to Gandhi by purchasing Khadi and handmade goods. To pay his respects, Modi also travelled to Delhi’s Rajghat, the location of Gandhi’s ultimate resting place.

Sonia Gandhi, the interim leader of the Congress, and senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge were among the figures who presented flowers to Gandhi, who was killed in 1948. On January 30, 1948, Nathuram Vinayak Godse shot Gandhi.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the leader of India’s independence movement against British colonial control. He was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. He is well-known for his uncompromising commitment to the principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Swaraj (self-governance), which brought him praise from all over the world.

In honour of Gandhi, President Droupadi Murmu urged everyone to recommit themselves to the ideals of peace, equality, and inter-communal harmony.

She tweeted, “On the occasion of the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, I pay homage to the Father of the Nation on behalf of all fellow citizens.”

In a tweet, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledged Gandhi’s principles and honoured the International Day of Non-Violence.