Gandhi Jayanti 2018: History, Importance and Significance of Celebrating The Birthday of Father of The Nation
Mahatma Gandhi (Photo Credits: File Photo/ PTI)

Mahatma Gandhi has been known for his instrumental role in the freedom struggle of India. Rightly called as the 'Father of the nation,' Mahatma Gandhi helped our countrymen fight the British regime. By adopting non-violence as a method, Gandhi inspired many people to tread on his path. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar. It must be noted that this year will be the 149th birth anniversary of Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is one of the three national holidays Indians have. Every year on October 2, people pay their respects and commemorative ceremonies are organised at different places. Schools, colleges and government institutions too celebrate this day. Gandhi Jayanti 2018 Wishes: Best WhatsApp Messages, GIF Images, Facebook Status to Send Greetings on October 2, International Day of Non-Violence

Importance and Significance of the Day

Gandhi was very humble in his appearance, with his traditional Indian dhoti and a shawl, which was woven on a Charkha. He was a good example of modesty taking charge and control of the nation to say. He rightfully had the title of Mahatma which was conferred to him by Rabindranath Tagore April 1915, according to some reports. Gandhi Jayanti 2018: Kolkata to Organise Year-Long Programmes on Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideas & Principles From October 2. 

Mahatma Gandhi became a president of the Indian National Congress and began addressing all the social issues. He reaped the seeds of truth and non-violence. He advocated for several issues like casteism, untouchability, inequality and also breaking from the clutches of the British rule. He started social movements driving these causes. He also protested against the tax on salt and took the Dandi March. His most important decision was calling the Quit India movement in 1942. Gandhi Jayanti 2018: Kolkata to Organise Year-Long Programmes on Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideas & Principles From October 2. 

Gandhi's role in the entire freedom movement was very important not just for India, but his ideal of non-violence is a good example for the world to see. October 2 is thus also celebrated as  International Day of Non-Violence.