The government has announced a two-year celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday reached Raj Ghat to pay floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. Sharing a video on Twitter, he wrote that this year was a great opportunity
for everyone to fulfil their dreams. The government has announced a two-year celebration to mark the
150th anniversary of Gandhi.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Bapu as he is fondly remembered, is known as the Father of the Nation.
He led the independence movement against the British. The United Nations also celebrates October 2 as
the International Day of Non-Violence to honour Gandhi’s belief in peace and non-violence.
October 2 marks the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti
across the country. Bapu, as he is fondly addressed, was a freedom fighter who led India’s independence
movement against the colonial rule of Britishers. Gandhi was instrumental in challenging the British-
imposed salt tax with the Dandi Salt March in 1930 and later in calling for the British to Quit India
in 1942. He also organised people for the non-cooperation movement. The United Nations also celebrates
October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence to honour Gandhi’s belief in peace and non-violence.
In India, the government has announced a two-year celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi.
The day also marks the anniversary of Modi government’s flagship cleanliness drive – Swacch Bharat
UN chief pays tribute to Gandhi at Raj Ghat
UN chief Antonio Guterres is in India, his first visit to the country as head of the body. This
morning, he paid tribute to Gandhi at Raj Ghat. Speaking to news agency PTI on Monday, Guterres said,
“In today’s turbulent world, Gandhi’s message of communal harmony and tolerance remains as relevant as
ever. I believe it is crucial that Gandhi’s legacy is preserved, and that nations around the world
continue to cherish and celebrate their ethnic and religious diversity.”
Gandhi Jayati celebrated at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad
On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, celebrations are underway at Sabarmati Ashram in