On 2nd October,we celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
This day is also observed globally as the International Day of Non-violence, in honor of Gandhi's commitment to peace and truth.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. He shares his birthday with another Indian leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Gandhi's life changed significantly during his experiences in South Africa, where he began his journey towards advocating non-violence.
Gandhi played a vital role in India's independence movement, leading successful Satyagraha and Ahimsa movements against British colonial rule.
Gandhi's non-violent approach and his ability to win people's hearts with love and tolerance profoundly impacted the Indian civil rights movement.
Tragically, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948, while he continued to advocate for peace and non-violence.
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence to honor and uphold Gandhi's principles of peace and non-violence.