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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary today, know interesting things related to Bapu's life

Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Every year on 2 October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated in the country. It is true that Gandhiji was active in the freedom struggle of India since 1915. And the freedom struggle was going on for many decades before that. But Gandhi's entry gave tremendous life to the Indian independence movement. Gandhi's role in the Indian independence movement helped to reshape Indian society and nationalism. His non-violent policies and moral grounds added more people to the movement. He emphasized on treating all religions as equal, respecting all languages, giving equal status to men and women and bridging the age-long gap between Dalits and non-Dalits.
Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi forced the British to leave India on the basis of the principle of truth and non-violence. International Day of Non-Violence is also celebrated every year on 2 October in honor of his thoughts. Like Independence Day and Republic Day, this day has been given the status of a national festival.

Read here interesting facts related to Gandhiji:

  • In school, Gandhiji was a good student in English, while he was average in Mathematics and weak in Geography. His handwriting was very beautiful.
  • The great inventor Albert Einstein was greatly influenced by Bapu. Einstein had said that people would not believe that such a person had ever come to this earth.
  • He never went to America and never sat in a plane.
  • He didn't like getting his photo taken at all.
  • When he started advocating, he lost his first case.
  • He used to keep his false teeth tied in his dhoti. Used to apply them only while eating food.

  • In his funeral procession, about one million people were walking along and more than 15 lakh people were standing in the way.
  • He was nominated for the Nobel Prize 5 times. He was assassinated in 1948 before receiving the award.
  • Mahatma Gandhi was greatly influenced by the story of Shravan Kumar and the play of Harishchandra.
  • He had so much love for the name of Ram that even in the last moment of his death, his last word was Ram.
  • In the year 1930, he was awarded the Man of the Year by America's Time Magazine.
  • Was awarded
  • A total of 53 major roads in India are named after Mahatma Gandhi. Not only in the country but also abroad, a total of 48 roads are named after Mahatma Gandhi.
  • In 1934, to help the earthquake victims in Bhagalpur, he had taken an amount of five rupees each for his autograph.
  • Everyone knows that Mahatma Gandhi is addressed as the Father of the Nation, but very few people know this.
  • Who gave him this title? Mahatma Gandhi was first addressed by Subhash Chandra Bose as 'Father of the Nation'. On 4 June 1944, while broadcasting a message from Singapore Radio, Mahatma Gandhi was called 'Father of the Nation'.
Poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore gave Gandhi the title of Mahatma.

- Do you know that when India got independence on 15 August 1947, Mahatma Gandhi was not in this celebration. Then he was in Noakhali, Bengal, thousands of kilometers from Delhi, where he was fasting to stop the communal violence between Hindus and Muslims.

Gandhiji left Delhi two weeks before the fixed date of independence. He spent four days in Kashmir and then left for Kolkata by train, where the year-long riots had not ended.

Gandhiji celebrated the day of 15 August 1947 by fasting for 24 hours. At that time the country got independence but along with it the country was also divided. For the last few months, there were continuous riots between Hindus and Muslims in the country. Gandhiji was deeply saddened by this turbulent atmosphere.