This year marks the 152nd birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, fondly called as Bapu. Right from our childhood, we are educated about the importance of his non violence movement as a way to instill patience and eliminate violence within us. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most influential leaders of our country and that’s why he was named ‘The father of the nation’.
The day of 2nd October is celebrated every year and observed as a national holiday because it is believed that without Mahatma Gandhi, India would not have won its independence from the clutches of the Britishers. The day is called Gandhi Jayanti.
Not many are aware but in the year 2007, the UN general assembly declared October 2 as the International Day of Non Violence. This is because Bapu was the first leader to have practiced the principle of non violence in the political field.
The name Gandhi instills unity in us because he is not just known as a popular figure in India but also abroad. Children are taught about his teachings and learnings in schools and every year schools celebrate this day with as much commitment and importance as any other national holiday.
Gandhi is the most frequently invoked Indian personality by world leaders, most of whom, during a visit to India, visit his resting place in Delhi. US president Joe Biden quoted the freedom fighter during his meeting with PM Modi at the White House last week.
Mahatma Gandhi rightly said that any freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
GANDHI JAYANTI QUOTES:
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes”
“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane”
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
“Change yourself – you are in control”
GANDHI JAYANTI MESSAGES:
On the day of Bapu’s birth anniversary, let us hope that the spirit of truth and non-violence continue to triumph over evil.
As a tribute to Bapu, may we all have the strength and courage to be the change. Happy Gandhi Jayanti.
May Bapu always guide us to stand up for what is right with peace.
On the day of Gandhi Jayanti, let us all take a vow to serve the needy and poor.
As an ode to Bapu, may we all have the strength to be the change we want to see in the world. Happy Gandhi Jayanti.