2 October – Gandhi Jayanti

2 October – Gandhi Jayanti

October 2 is one of the most important days in India. The day is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and is a national holiday. It is the day when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, fondly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born. People celebrate the day by offering prayers, performing commemorative ceremonies, and giving tributes to the Father of the Nation. There are several exhibitions held on this day in his memory along with essay competitions in educational institutions across the country. The people and organizations that promote a non-violent way of life are felicitated on this day.

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