Today Marks Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary

Today Marks Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary

October 2, 2019, marks the 150th birth anniversary of ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi. An apostle of peace and non-violence, Gandhi’s life and ideologies have been celebrated and embraced around the world. His birthday is a major national holiday called Gandhi Jayanti, and it is marked with a prayer for peace, ceremonies and events throughout the country.

The United Nations has also declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence to honor Gandhi’s message. Gandhi was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – he wasn’t known as the title Mahatma, which translates to “Great Soul,” until 1914. He was a lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer.

He became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India through his non-violent approach. Then, shortly after India gained independence, Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

Source: CNN News

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