Why Is Gandhi Jayanti Celebrated
One of the most popular occasions in India and one of the three national holidays, Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2nd October to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was also popularly known as the Father of our Nation, Bapu or simply Mahatma. The day is declared as a national holiday and all schools and offices are shut on this festival. Gandhi gave our nation and the world the principles of truth, nonviolence and honesty which are still remembered and widely used till today. The President and Prime Minister of India, along with other eminent figures, pay their homage to the memorial of Gandhi at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.