2nd October: GandhiJayanti

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….And the violence does not stop. 
 
My heart goes to this 14- year-old  Malala Yousufzai who was brutally attacked by the terrorist forces because she was aware human being and was delivering the message of peace, love, toleration and non-violence.
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October is the month of  reminding ourselves to stop violence against anyone especially against women and children. Let us work together to end violence and abuse in our society and make it worth living with love, respect and dignity. 
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Rabindra Nath Tagore with the Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi

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2nd October: Gandhi Jayanti     2 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ:  ਗਾਂਧੀ ਜੈਯੰਤੀ

ਜੀੳੁ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕੱਲ੍ਹ ਮਰ ਜਾਣਾ ਹੋਵੇ,  ਜੀੳੂਣਾ ਸਿਖੋ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਨੇ ਸਦਾ ਰਹਿਣਾ ਹੋਵੇ – ਮਹਾਤਮਾ ਗਾਂਧੀ

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn to live as if you were to live for ever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
 

2nd  October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti – Mahatma Gandhi ji Birthday 2nd October 1869 in Porbunser Kathiyawar, Gujarat India. Gandhiji was a pioneer of Non-violence and firm believer in practicing non-violence in his life, in his thoughts, in his struggle which played a significant role in achieving independence for India from British rule.

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India celebrated on 2nd October. This day is celebrated in the honor of the birthday of the Father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji. Internationally this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence as Gandhiji was the preacher of non-violence. He is a symbol of peace and truth. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of total non-violence.
All the businesses,  institutions, organizations and schools, throughout India remain closed on 2nd October to mark the National holiday. Special colourful cultural event are organized at various places and in every state especially at Raj Ghat, New Delhi where Gandhiji was cremated.

People say prayers, pay homage and remind themselves to follow the path of non-violence  and peace and sing Gandhiji’s favorite song

“Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patit Pavan Sita Ram …” in Gandhi ji’s memory.

Gandhi ji’s words are with us to guide the world.

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