Today is the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, and it’s a national holiday in India

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.

###

Gandhi inspired the thinking of many world leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandella and former President Barack Obama for his peaceful methods of protest.

###

This year, the Indian government will commemorate Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary at the “national and international level to propagate his message,” according to the India Ministry of Culture.

###

A “Fit India Plogging Run” will take place across India, where participants will clean up trash and litter while jogging to honor Gandhi’s message of cleanliness.

###

A film festival called Gandhi Panorama: International Festival of Films on Gandhiji and his principles will be held from October 2 to October 6 in Mumbai. The 11 films screened in the festival are based on Gandhi and his principles.

Click Here: cheap kanken backpack

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *