Gandhi Jayanti Festival

Gandhi Jayanti Festival

Gandhiji was born in a middle class family and called Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and the Father of the Nation was born on 2nd October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on the every year as the birthday of , Father of India. He studied law and when he returned to India after studying law in England, he found that the condition of the country is miserable. Gandhi joined politics in order to remove the agony of people and found the path of non violence an apt path to obtain his desired Independence.

Gandhi, as he was popularly called, proved that non-violence is the most effective instrument of social change. His teachings are promoted even today to avoid violence and find peaceful solutions to  conflicts.

Through his sheer dedication and self-belief, Gandhi freed India from the British Raj British Rule. Mahatma Gandhi was an intensely active personality. He was interested in everything that concerns the individual or society. He is best known as the matchless political leader who evolved the new technique of “satyagraha”. His fight against untouchability and the notions of superiority and inferiority by birth are also fairly well known. While his stay in South Africa in the earlier part of his life, he protested against the colonial and racial discrimination and the Asiatic Black. Act and the Transvaal Immigration Act with the aid of a brilliant strategic move of starting a non-violent civil disobedience movement. He returned to India in 1915.

He was the person behind the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad and the Sabarmati Ashram, which became a platform for introducing long-needed social reforms such as ‘Harijan’ welfare, small-scale industries and self-reliance and rehabilitation of lepers. His fight to give equal rights to each and every person of the society irrespective of which strata they belong made him immortal among us. He tried to attained moksha by service to mankind. Gandhiji portrays a multi-faceted moral and spiritual messiah. His tireless endeavor to make people understand the basic happiness of life is to be happy with whatever you have, thus showing the only way to save the world. It is his philosophies and morals of life, which will make keep alive in our minds forever.