Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October, 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.
After finishing his early education in India, he sailed to England in 1891 and qualified as Barrister.
He played a very significant role in achieving independence for India from British rule.
He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of total non-violence.
It is one of the official declared national holidays of India, observed in all of its states and union territories.
Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, including at Gandhi's memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated.
The UN General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated yearly on 2nd October.
Internationally this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence as Gandhiji was the preacher of non-violence. Gandhiji was born on 2nd October 1869, in Porbunder, a small town in Gujarat. He has set an example of simple living and high thinking.
He was against the addictions like smoking, drinking and non-vegetarianism. He started the 'Satyagraha' (non-violence) movement for the Indian freedom struggle.