Gandhi Jayanti 2024: A Celebration of The Legacy of Bapu

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Gandhi Jayanti 2021: A Celebration of The Legacy of Bapu

Gandhi Jayanti is the day when the peoples of India celebrate their father of the nation ‘Bapu’s birthday. ‘Bapu’ means father in Hindi. By honoring Mahatma Gandhi as their father of the nation. People of India call Gandhi ‘Bapu’.

October 2nd is the birthday day of the great leader Mahatma Gandhi. People all across India yearly celebrate this day. This day is one of the Indian public holidays among the three of them. 

They commemorate their father of the nation this day by showing homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was the front leader of The Independence Movement in India. Gandhi was a true believer in non-violence.

He led the campaign of the non-violent movement against British rule. Which resulted in the freedom of India from the British Raj. On 15th June 2007, United Nation declared 2nd October to be International Non-Violence Day.

How Is Gandhi Jayanti Celebrated and What Is Its Significance?

Gandhi Jayanti, the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2nd, holds immense significance in India. Commemorated nationwide, this day pays tribute to the father of the nation and his principles of non-violence and truth. People engage in prayer meetings, host cultural events, and pay their respects at Gandhi’s memorial in New Delhi. It is a day of reflection and remembrance, where devotees recall his teachings to foster unity and peace. Gandhi Jayanti serves as a holy Ramadan gift from Allah, reminding us to embrace love, compassion, and harmonious coexistence.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Gandhi Jayanti

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar, British India. To Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi and Putllibai Gandhi. His Birth name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. His father was a chief state minister then in Porbandar.

At 13, Gandhi married Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia while continuing his study. At 18 Gandhi was admitted to Samaldas College and soon after dropped out of that. Then one of their family friends, Mavji Dave Joshiji suggested him to go to London for studying law.

In 1888 he joined Inner Temple, London to pursue the study for being a barrister. At the age of 22, Gandhi called to law at the bar. Soon after getting called to the bar, he left London, to join his family in India.

He tried to practice law in Bombay for three years but could not make any luck there. Then he set sail to Africa to be a lawyer for a Muslim merchant there.  After arriving there, Gandhi felt discriminated against by his skin color.  

That behavior of rulers made Gandhi think of being a social activist. From then Gandhi never looks back stand against the government for general people’s rights. Also, encouraged people to do so. He came back to his country after a while and joined The National Congress Party. And struggled for the independence of India. At last, made India an independent country.

Gandhi Jayanti 2021: A Celebration of The Legacy of Bapu

Mahatma: The Great-Souled Gandhi

The honorific ‘Mahatma’ was first ever used with Gandhi’s name in 1914 in South Africa. Now it is used worldwide as his name. He indeed was a man of a great soul. He always worked for the poor community of the country. Always was against the unjust to lower caste people, colored people. 

At a time in his political career, he declined every luxury and started living and eating like a poor. In the year 1921 Gandhi changed his attire and started wearing a loincloth natively known as dhoti. He believed in non-violence and non-hatred toward people and animals. 

His non-violent movement and non-cooperation movement made British Raj leave India.  He established the Quit India movement in opposition to British rule. In his life,  all his protest or movement was strictly devoid of violence. All in his life he protested against discrimination and hatred, untouchability, and the caste system of India, inspired to spread love and peace everywhere.

He really was a man of a great soul. Because of his this soft and complacency nature, he was not appreciated by Hindu extremists. January 30th of 1948 was a sorrowful day for India. On this day Gandhi was killed by one of the Hindu extremists named Nathuram Godse. He said that he killed Gandhi for his complacence toward Muslims. 

Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti 

As it is a public holiday, people all across India celebrate it together. The celebration mainly consists of preyer, meeting, seminars, popular activities, art competitions held on this day.  People promote non-violence on the occasion of this day. 

People pay honor at the Gandhi memorial in New Delhi. Cultural programs and memorial celebrations take place in cities. Schools and colleges encourage non-violence toward their students. People play religious songs in memory of Gandhi. 

People put flower garlands on statues of Gandhi all over the country. They pay respect by singing songs and dancing on this day. Offices, and banks remain close on this occasion. Promoting love and non-violence in the country is the main motivation for everyone on this day.

Besides 2nd October is celebrated as Non-Violence Day worldwide. UN celebrates this by showing great homage to Mahatma Gandhi. UN arranges a particular cachet to celebrate this event. UNAP makes sure all outgoing mail from 2nd October to 31 October carries this special cachet.

Massages from Famous People on Gandhi Jayanti 

The president and prime minister of India issue separate messages on this occasion every year.

President Ram Nath Kovind said “On 2nd October every year, Gandhiji is remembered not only in India but all over the world. He remains a source of inspiration for all humanity. His life story empowers and strengthens the weaker sections of society. His message of truth, non-violence, and love paves the way for the welfare of the world by bringing about harmony and equality in society. His values ​​were as relevant yesterday as are today and will remain so in the future.”

Prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted on this occasion, that he wrote in his official Twitter account “We bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. There is much to learn from his life and noble thoughts. May Bapu’s ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India.”

Facebook Status/SMS for Gandhi Jayanti 

Let’s celebrate the Gandhi Jayanti with our friends and family and spread the legacy of our beloved Bapu, with Facebook status and SMS. You can choose for yourself any of the wishes below.

1. On Gandhi Jayanti, let us salute the brave soul. Jai Hind!.

2. On this Gandhi Jayanti, let us pay homage to this great leader.

3. Let us follow Gandhi’s teachings and practice ahimsa always. Vande Mataram! 

4. Non-violence is not a garment to put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being. Happy Gandhi Jayanti!


G= Great

A = Amazing

N = Nationalist

D = Daring

H = Honest

I = Indian

Happy Birthday, Father of the Nation!

6. Let we remember the Mahatma who shook the world in a gentle way! Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

7. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Let the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti reminds us to always help others. Wishing you peace and harmony from our end. Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2024

8. May the spirit of truth and non-violence be with us this Gandhi Jayanti.

9. He taught us to be the change we wish to see in the world. He taught us that where there is love there is life. He followed the path of Ahimsa and non-violence to make us unite. He is our Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Happy Gandhi Jayanti wishes!

10. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2024!

11. Keep striving hard and make a change. Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

12. Gandhi is not just a man. Gandhi is a priceless gem India will continue to cherish. We love our Bapu! Happy Gandhi Jayanti

13. Keep the spirit of Gandhi Jayanti alive by making a change.

14. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

15. Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is the monster that swallows it up. Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

16. If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

17. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

  1. A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else. Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2024
  2. Gandhi is not just a man. Gandhi is a priceless gem India will continue to cherish for we love our Bapu. Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2024!
  3. Bapu and his teachings will always help you fight even the toughest battles calmly. Happy Gandhi Jayanti.


‘Bapu’ is a name of inspiration, the vision of life. If we carry the sensibility of our ‘Bapu’ we would see life from another prospect, our country in another way. Our country would be hatred free. Nowadays caste, religion, and inequality is briar to our country’s progress. We can make it better by carrying our Bapu ideology and legacy. 

Bapu’s non-violence and hatred-free philosophy can make our country way better than now it. On this birthday of Bapu let’s take an oath to leave a violence-free, hatred-free life where there would be no discrimination no inequality. Only peace would be our only determination.

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