Gandhi Jayanti 2021 | Famous Historic Day
Gandhi Jayanti is a very important day for all Indians. On October 2 all the nation celebrates the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. We also call him, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation and Bapu with respect and love. He was the priest of truth and non-violence, and he did many things in life that make him great, and he has a great contribution to the freedom of the country. The Father of the nation’s full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and he born at Porbandar, Gujarat on 02nd October 1869.
He is one of the most famous people in Indian history who never took any position, but his impression was such that people still take his name around the world. Mahatma Gandhi gave leadership to the country at the neediest time of India. Bapu, who taught the world the lesson of non-violence, was a firm man of principles and he never asked others to follow the rules which he himself had never followed. By adopting Gandhi Ji’s ideas, not only will the path of light open in your life, but his thoughts will change the way of looking at the world.
Mahatma Gandhi Ji’s contribution to India’s independence (Gandhi Jayanti):-
Gandhi Ji taught the country the lesson of nonviolence and on the basis of this, he took independence from the British. Rabindranath Tagore has conferred him with the title of ‘Mahatma’ after the Champaran Satyagrah Movement. Since then, Gandhi was associated with the surname as ‘Mahatma’.
He has been led many movements like, Quit India Movement, the Non-Cooperation Movement, and Civil Disobedience Movement, which led India towards independence. But the question is what happened with Gandhi Ji that he became a freedom fighter. This story started after finishing his legal education in England. When Gandhi Ji returned to India after advocating, and he left for livelihood in South Africa due to the absence of opportunity in India. Here some incident happened which has changed his mind and thinking. (Gandhi Jayanti)
- The life-changing point after visiting South Africa:- This was the period from 1893 to 1914 when Gandhi Ji was inspired to become a freedom fighter from an ordinary person. At that time, in South Africa, the atmosphere of apartheid was at its peak.
Gandhi Ji also went there and he had to become a victim of it. Once Gandhi Ji was traveling by rail in South Africa, despite being Gandhi’s first-class ticket, he was asked to go to third class. The people there did not stop even. He also threw Gandhi Ji out of the train.
Due to all these activities, somewhere in Gandhi’s mind, the idea of the feeling of his country and love was rising. He began to feel how the people of the country are subjugated and see themselves humiliated every day and this is why Gandhi Ji returned to India from South Africa and contributed significantly to India’s independence. If Gandhi Ji had not contributed at that time, today we would have been living the life of slavery. (Gandhi Jayanti)
After returning to India, Gandhi Ji, first of all, inspired the peasant brothers of the country to raise their voice against the plundered zamindars and moneylenders and these landlords also lived under the command of the British. In this way, Gandhi Ji collected people in Champaran and Kheda villages of Gujarat in the year 1918.
Gandhi told those people to go in the right direction and follow the dignity of their country. Gandhi Ji said that this country belongs to you first and people outside have no right in this country. This rally brought awareness among the people and this was the beginning of nationwide unity, and in the meantime, the people had given Gandhi Ji a new name, Bapu and later people started to know by this name. (Gandhi Jayanti)
When is Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2021:-
On the occasion of this day, there is a national holiday in India, and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti falls on the 02nd October of every year. It is celebrated in all states as well as union territories. Mahatma Gandhi is a symbol of peace, truth, and non-violence. His movements have achieved success all over India.
Mahatma Gandhi Ji’s death and massacre:-
On January 30, 1948, within a few months of India’s independence, Gandhi Ji was going towards a prayer meeting. Then Nathuram Godse, a Marathi family man, first bowed to Gandhi Ji, and at the same moment, he shooted Gandhi Ji with a bullet and then immediately surrendered himself to the police. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, said the truth that “Light has gone from our lives” after Bapu’s death. The heroes of India’s independence and the ‘Bapu’ still show us the way with their thoughts. (Gandhi Jayanti)
Gandhi Jayanti Celebration:-
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, we see the celebration in many places in India and a few of them are mentioned below.
Celebration at Raj Ghat- Raj Ghat is the main place to celebrate this national holiday on this day. At Raj Ghat New Delhi, a prayer meeting is held including the Indian President and Prime Minister and other people to pay homage to Bapu. While paying homage to him “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” song is sung.
Celebration in Schools and Colleges- Schools in India, organize various programs to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti every year on 2 October. The students recite poems and sing songs and perform the shows based on Bapu’s truth and non-violence message. Young children celebrate this event by performing nationalistic songs. Students take part in the rally using a banner that explains the importance of peace and non-violence across the country.
Local Celebration – People across India do prayer and offer homage to Bapu in the local memorial places, arrange an exhibition of art, science, and essay competitions. There are prize presentations for living a non-violent life. In many places, people sing Bapu’s famous devotional song “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” and put garlands on the statues of Mahatma Gandhi.
Three Monkeys Messages:-
Gandhi Ji’s 3 monkeys, give a great message to the country people which are – don’t Look Bad, don’t Listen Bad, and don’t Speak Bad, but as the age changed, very few people following this ideology of Gandhi Ji’s. Now the words spoken by Gandhi Ji are just a matter of books of knowledge. Here below we have explained the meaning of it.
Don’t See Bad-
Gandhi’s first monkey, who has closed his eyes with his hands closed, his message goes that we should never see bad things.
Don’t Speak Bad-
Gandhiji’s second monkey, with his hand on his mouth, goes the message that we should never speak bad, because speaking bad also makes our tongue dirty and other people too.
Don’t Hear Bad-
Gandhiji’s third monkey’s message was that we should never listen to evil, that is, someone is doing evil in front of you and if you keep listening silently, then it is also a kind of sin, that listening to evil is also a way to promote evil.