International Day of Non-Violence: LESSON FOR HUMANITY


Today is the day of 147 Th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated yearly on 2 October. It is one of the three national holidays (officially declared) of India, observed in all of its states and union territories. The other two are Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January).
Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, especially at Raj Ghat, Gandhi memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated.
Popular activities include prayer meetings, commemorative ceremonies in different cities by colleges, local government institutions and socio-political institutions.
Painting and essay competitions are conducted and best awards are granted for projects in schools and the community on themes of glorifying peace, non-violence and Gandhi's effort in Indian Freedom Struggle.
 Gandhi's favourite Bhajan (Hindu devotional song), Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, is usually sung in his memory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, CM Arvind Kejriwal, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other leaders paid tribute to the ‘Father of Nation’ at Rajghat on Sunday Morning.

The leaders also went to Vijay Ghat where they paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

The Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Deputy CM of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu arrived Rajghat to paid tribute to ‘Bapu’.

The president Pranab Mukherjee participated in the organized program on ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ at the president house.

On Saturday evening He said in remembrance of Rashtrapita, “Mahatma taught us to live in harmony. He had told us how the people could work together for the social and political change.”

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