Gandhi jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi famous as Gandhiji also known as “Father of the Nation”. He was born on 2nd October 1869.Gandhi jayanti is celebrated every year in his honour. He was known for his two most powerful weapons-Truth and Non-violence. Gandhi jayanti is a national holiday in India. This day is celebrated all over the world as International day of non-violence.
Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, especially at Raj Ghat, Gandhiji's memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated. Popular celebration includes prayer meetings, commemorative ceremonies in different cities by colleges, local government institutions and socio-political institutions. Painting and essay competitions are conducted on themes of glorifying peace, non-violence and Gandhi's effort in Indian Freedom Struggle.
This festival is celebrated with great reverence and pomp and show. We all students must look upon the values of Gandhiji and try to follow them in our lives.