Gandhi, the Father of the Nation



Gandhi Jayanti 2020:

It is discovered on 2 October to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of those formally announced federal holidays and this season 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will be observed.  He is also called the Father of the Nation and Jathi Pitha.

The ideals of Mahatma Gandhi have been Ahimsa (non-violence) and Satya (truth). He not only contributed to India's freedom struggle but also inspired people across the world and raise the voice against discrimination of caste, colour, religion. He was a simple man with amazing ideas and he always gives a message to other people that "Be the change you want to see on earth".

He had been born on 2nd October, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. He chased law for one year at the University of Bombay and later went to University College London and finished his graduation from 1891. After that, he started working at the Bar Council of England. And went to South Africa, where he experienced racism.

He has been a topic of profound study in India and out. Let us have a look at 20 fascinating facts about Mahatma Gandhi.

1. Mahatma Gandhi's mother tongue was Gujarati.

2. He did his schooling from Alfred High School, Rajkot.

3. His birthday (2nd October) is commemorated globally as International Day of Nonviolence.

4. He was the youngest child of his parents. He had 2 brothers and 1 sister.

5. Gandhi's dad was Hindu by religion and Modh Baniya by caste.

6. Mahadev Desai was Gandhi's personal secretary.

7. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in the garden of the former Birla House.

8. Gandhi ji and famous writer Leo Tolstoy socialized with each other through speech.

9. Gandhi ji set up a little colony, Tolstoy Farm at an 1100 acre site, 21 kilometers from Johannesburg, South Africa because of his colleagues at the Satyagraha struggle.

10. Back in 1930, he led the Dandi Salt March, and in 1942, he launched the Quit India Movement through the freedom struggle.

11. He fought for Independence but also demanded fair treatment for those untouchables, lower caste, and done several fasts in support of those. He also known as untouchables as Harijans meaning"children of God".

12. Gandhi in 1982 is an epic historical drama movie based on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi won the Academic Award for the best motion picture.

13. He was a great writer and the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi have 50,000 pages.

14. Do you know how many times Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

15. The nation against whom he fought for India's Freedom, Great Britain, published a postage him21 years after his departure.

16. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi wasn't born with the name Mahatma. He was given the title to him from the Nobel Prize-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, according to some authors.

17. When Jawaharlal Nehru was providing the tryst of fate speech to celebrate liberty, Gandhi ji was not current at that moment.

18. It is stated that Mahatma Gandhi's funeral procession was 8 kilometers long.

19. Reserve Bank of India issued The Gandhi series banknotes by demonstrating a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi because its introduction in 1996. The series issued in 1996 is of 10 and 500 rupee banknotes.

20. In 1959, Gandhi Memorial Museum was created. It is located in the town of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. It's also known as the Gandhi Museum. It consists of a blood-stained garment that was worn with Mahatma Gandhi when he was assassinated by the Nathuram Godse.

The Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse at the Birla House during his evening prayers on 30 January, 1948.  Gandhiji was a freedom fighter, a very simple man with huge determination, a guy who had sacrificed his life for its independence, welfare, and growth of India.Nathuram Godse was trying to justify his offense by simply holding Gandhiji and saying he is responsible to the partition of the country and the killing of tens of thousands throughout the freedom struggle.  He called Gandhiji that a pretender and in no way felt guilty for his crime.   So, on this day i.e. 30 January Bapu breathed his last and was martyred.  The Government of India announced the day as Shaheed Diwas or Martyr's Day.

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