The history, importance and significance
Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule and in South Africa who advocated for the civil rights of Indians. Born in Porbandar, India, Gandhi studied law and organized boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience. Death Date: January 30, 1948 Birth Date: October 2, 1869 Education: Samaldas College at Bhavnagar, Gujarat, University College London
(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) is also known as “Bapu” or “Rashtrpita” and “The Father of Nation”. The ideals of Mahatma Gandhi were 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 vast ideas and he always gives a message to others that “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Meanwhile, the President and Prime Minister of India usually pay homage at Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.
On June 15, 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that declared October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.
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