Mahatma Gandhi Biography

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Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti commemorates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a public holiday on which every institution in India remains closed. During the day, many events take place, such as ceremonies and tributes happen.


Many people also display art exhibitions and competitions at many places. Rallies are performed, and shows display the importance of non-violence. Several programs related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi take place.


People offer garlands to all the statues of Gandhi; they sing devotional songs, and the famous one is "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram."


The Celebration Of Gandhi Jayanti At Different Spots


Three locations in India are considered prime for the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti.


The first location is the Martyr's Column at the Gandhi Smriti in New Dehli. This was the place where Mahatma Gandhi was shot on January 30, 1948, and died.


The second location is the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Dehli. Here Gandhi's body was cremated on January 31, 1948.


The Triveni Sangam is the third location where Gandhi Jayanti is mandatorily celebrated. This is the spot where Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati come together and merge.


Gandhi was also the one who initiated the production of cotton cloth. The Britishers stopped the production of cloth in India, and they stopped giving cloth to India. This was in the late 1800s when Mahatma Gandhi noticed this change, and he understood that India could become independent if it started producing its cloth.


Gandhi started weaving cloth using his mall-scale traditional spinning wheels and looms. This motivated people to stop being dependent on Britishers for cloth and make their own cloth. Mahatma Gandhi helped his country in many ways to make India more independent.


About Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi's full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born on October 2, 1869. He was a barrister in the beginning days of his career, and later, he was identified as one of the well-known political leaders. Gandhi ran many movements to support women, people of lower caste, and everyone. He ran movements like Satyagraha and Quit India to force Britishers to leave India.


He became famous because of his non-violent nature and his belief in peace. He first got popular in South Africa, where he went to complete his law studies and practice law. There he saw all the discrimination happening against Indians and brown skin. He took many initiatives to stop such discrimination; hence, his name came as a political leader.


After living there for 21 years, Gandhi returned to India and started his many movements against the Britishers to gain India its independence. With his efforts and movements, India finally gained independence on August 15, 1947.


Non-cooperation was another movement run by Gandhi. He realized that Britishers could rule Indians only because they received cooperation from Indians. Hence in this movement, he asked Indians not to support the Britishers and withdraw their cooperation. Gandhi thought of this movement after the Massacre was performed at the Jallianwala Bagh.


Mahatma Gandhi: Death


January 30, 1948, was the day when Nathuram Godse shot Gandhi Ji during a meeting. Godse was a member of the Hindu Mahasabha who was accused of supporting Pakistan and was also against Gandhi's non-violence.


Mahatma Gandhi: Awards


Gandhi earned Man of the Year by Time's Magazine in 1930.


In 2011, Time Magazine included Gandhi among the top 25 political leaders ever.


Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Prize five times but didn't receive it. The period of the nomination was between 1937 and 1948.


The Government of India also prepared an award called Peace Prize to be given to social workers, leaders, and citizens who achieved something in the society uniquely without getting into violence. Nelson Mandela was the recipient of this award.


Mahatma Gandhi: Film


In 1982, the film Gandhi was produced in which Ben Kingsley portrayed Mahatma Gandhi. This film won the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Gandhi was always remembered for his non-violent ways of gaining independence. He was a great epitome of truth and faith who pushed the Britishers to leave the country without getting included in any violence and negativity. He always spread the message to be peaceful and win over the enemy with love.


He was a simple yet powerful personality who influenced the world with his positive words and presence. The whole nation cried when Mahatma Gandhi died, and his sacrifices will be remembered forever.


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