President unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and 'Gandhi Vatika' in New Delhi

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President Draupadi Murmu unveiled a 12-foot tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi and 'Gandhi Vatika' at the Gandhi Darshan near Rajghat in New Delhi.

An Overview of the News

  • To enhance the visitor experience, a selfie point has been set up within Gandhi Vatika, which houses several statues of Mahatma Gandhi in different poses.

  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi VK Saxena and Vice President of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Committee Vijay were present in this program.

About Mahatma Gandhi:

  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. He was born in a Gujarati Hindu Modh Bania family.

  • His birthplace was Porbandar, also known as Sudamapuri. Porbandar is a coastal city located on the KathiawarPeninsula.

  • Raised in Gujarat, India, he trained as a lawyer in London and led nonviolent resistance in South Africa before returning to India in 1915.

  • He organized important movements like the Dandi Salt March in 1930 and the Quit India Movement in 1942, advocating British withdrawal from India.

  • After India gained independence in 1947, it was divided into India and Pakistan, leading to religious violence and displacement.

  • On January 30, 1948, Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist.

  • His birthday, 2 October, is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India and is recognized internationally as the International Day of Non-Violence. He is commonly referred to as "Bapu", meaning "father."

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