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.