Important Events of October 2
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi
- He was born on 2nd October every year
- Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi is the Birth Anniversary or Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Mahatma Gandhi was a ‘Great Political & Spiritual Leader’ who was responsible for the Independence of India.
- His Philosophy and Ideology of ‘Ahimsa’ (non violence) was a primary factor in pressuring the British Government to leave India.
- His Philosophy and Ideology took the form of ‘Satyagraha’ (Holding on to Truth).
Full Name : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (But he was Popularly known as Gandhiji ‘Father of Nation’)
Birth Date & Place : Gandhi was Born on 2nd October, 1869 in Porbandar, a coastal town in Gujarat.
Death : 30 January 1948 on New Delhi.
Symbols : Symbols associated with Gandhi include Charkha(Spinning Wheel), Congress Cap, Congress Flag, Khadi-india hand –spun and hand –woven cloth etc.
International Day of Non-Violence
- On 2nd October 2017, International Day of Non-Violence was observed all over the world.
- International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2nd October every year, to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement.
- Mahatma Gandhi was a follower of non-violence. He took non-violence as a tool to win Independence for India.
- On 15thJune 2007, UN General Assembly passed a resolution to declare 2nd October as International Day of Non-Violence.
- The aim of International Day of Non-Violence is to spread the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.
In India, 2ndOctober is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti.
About Mahatma Gandhi:
- Occupation – Lawyer, Politician, Activist, Writer
- Known for – Indian Independence Movement, Peace movement
- Lived – 1869 – 1948
Why Was Mahatma Gandhi Famous?
Mahatma Gandhi draws fame for political leadership: he led India’s independence movement and advocated for equal treatment and rights of Indian and South African citizens.
Important Events of Mahatma Gandhi’s Life?
The most important events in the life of Mahatma Gandhi centered around his fight for India’s independence.
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