Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2019

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated annually on 2nd October to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The day is observed as a public and bank holiday across the nation.

Day Date States
Wednesday 2 October 2019 All Indian states
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

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Description Of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

India celebrates the birthday of its iconic front-runner every year. He has been offered the title of ‘Father of the Nation’ for his significant contributions to the country. He played an enormous role in attaining freedom from British. It is a great opportunity for the countrymen to pay homage to this great leader, who sacrificed his life for the betterment of the country.

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Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2020-2025

Day Date Holiday
Friday 02 October 2020 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday 02 October 2021 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday 02 October 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Monday 02 October 2023 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday 02 October 2024 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday 02 October 2025 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Celebrations Of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India and is observed across all states and union territories. The day will be remarked by special prayers and homages across the country. School-level and college-level celebrations are beautiful to watch. Various types of competitions are organised for students in remembrance of Gandhi.

The best colleges and schools will be awarded. Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, a favorite bhajan of Gandhiji, is sung by school and college students. Mahatma Gandhi statues in all parts of the nation are decorated with wreaths and flowers. Since Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is a gazetted holiday, government offices shall remain shut.

Background

Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of India’s fight for freedom. He was a law graduate and was the biggest follower of Jainism. Between 1888 and 1891, he stayed in London and promised himself to be a vegetarian. Later, Gandhi joined the executive committee of the London Vegetarian Committee and then began reading a variety of holy books to gain knowledge on cross-religions.

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Gandhi Ashram

Gandhi travelled various parts of India to motivate the countrymen and fight against British rule. In Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat, in 1951, he established an ashram, which was common to all castes and religions. He spent a good amount of life at this ashram. In 1932, Gandhi boarded on a 6-day fast to safeguard the decision of British to separate untouchables.

Symbols

The following three places play a vital role in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti:

  • The Martyr’s Column is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was attacked on 30 January 1948.
  • The Raj Ghat, the place where the body of Mahatma Gandhi was scalded on 31 January 1948.
  • The Triveni Sangam, the place where the river Ganga, the river Yamuna, and the river Saraswati join together.

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