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World Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday is a national holiday in India

17:05  02 october  2019
17:05  02 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Mahatma Gandhi , known in India as "the father of the nation ," was born 150 years ago today, on October 2, 1869. His birthday is a major national holiday called Gandhi Jayanti, and it is marked with a prayer for peace, ceremonies and events throughout the country.

Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi . It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and it is one of the three national holidays of India . The UN General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will

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Mahatma Gandhi, known in India as "the father of the nation," was born 150 years ago today, on October 2, 1869. His birthday is a major national holiday called Gandhi Jayanti, and it is marked with a prayer for peace, ceremonies and events throughout the country.

The United Nations has also declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence to honor Gandhi's message.

Gandhi was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi -- he wasn't known as the title Mahatma, which translates to "Great Soul," until 1914. He was a lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer.

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Mahatma Gandhi ' s birthday ( Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti) is a gazetted holiday in India on October 2 each year. Many people celebrate Mahatma Gandhi ' s birthday across India . Events include: Prayer services, commemorative ceremonies and tributes at locations all over India .

Mahatma Gandhi ’ s 150 th birth anniversary: Gujarat Congress has launched week-long yatra on Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday , that is, offices, schools and commercial establishments mostly How Gandhi Jayanti is Celebrated. > People in India celebrate the birthday anniversary of

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Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated across India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi , the "Father of the Nation ". Gandhi lived his life with acceptance and practice of truth, non-violence, vegetarianism, simplicity and faith in God and was a major political and spiritual leader

Ms Gandhi said that Mahatma Gandhi ’ s soul “would have been pained by what' s been happening in India in the last few years”, and in a reference to the ruling party added: “ Those doing politics of falsehood will not understand Gandhi ' s philosophy of non-violence.” Professor Mridula Mukherjee, an

He became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India through his non-violent approach. Then, shortly after India gained independence, Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

Gandhi inspired the thinking of many world leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandella and former President Barack Obama for his peaceful methods of protest.

This year, the Indian government will commemorate Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary at the "national and international level to propagate his message," according to the India Ministry of Culture.

A "Fit India Plogging Run" will take place across India, where participants will clean up trash and litter while jogging to honor Gandhi's message of cleanliness.

A film festival called Gandhi Panorama: International Festival of Films on Gandhiji and his principles will be held from October 2 to October 6 in Mumbai. The 11 films screened in the festival are based on Gandhi and his principles.

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