The birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is just 2 days away. It is celebrated on October 2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is born in Porbandar, Gujarat to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai on October 2, 1869. Mahatma Gandhi studied law in London. Mahatma Gandhiji was thrown off the first class compartment of a train as a white man objects to him being there. The incident had shaken Gandhiji and he decided to do something about it.

Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Gandhiji returned to India in 1916, he continued with his practice of non-violence protest or Satyagraha. He started raising awareness against the oppressive practices of the British masters in Bihar. He led peaceful strikes and protests. Eventually his fame spread all over India and his political influence increased. 

Mahatma Gandhi had to go to jail on many accounts for his initiatives for the Indian freedom movements. 

On this Gandhi Jayanti, October 2 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will start a war against the social evils like  dowry, child marriage and other that are a major constraints in the development of Bihar.

Here are some famous quotes from the father of the nation:

  1. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever
  2. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
  3. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  4. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
  5. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  6. The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
  7. An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
  8. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

First Published | 29 September 2017 9:11 PM
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