India celebrates 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with tributes and commemorative programs

Tags: Person in news

Commemorative events were organized across India and in Indian missions abroad on the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • An all-religion prayer meeting was held at Bapu's Samadhi at Rajghat in the national capital, where dignitaries including the President, Vice President and Prime Minister paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Bangladesh celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with programs organized by Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali.

  • The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Temple Trees in Colombo.

  • Additionally, the nation also remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary, and dignitaries paid floral tributes at his memorial Vijay Ghat in the national capital.

Gandhi Jayanti 2023:

  • Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2 October to commemorate the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • The theme of Gandhi Jayanti 2023 is “One Date One Hour Together”, with emphasis on citizen-led one-hour Shramdaan for cleanliness on October 1, 2023 at 10 am.

Life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi:

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat.

  • His philosophy was based on two pillars: Satyagraha (force of truth) and Ahimsa (non-violence).

  • Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948.

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -