Happy Birthday Baapu!


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi spent his life for the nation we proudly call ours today, let me get you a flashback of your early history textbook to brush you up with your very own Baapu.

Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year as a national holiday to commemorate the birth anniversary of MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI (October 2 ,1869 – January 30, 1948). His teachings of non violence and Satyagraha remain principles for many political leaders even today. The celebration or the essence of Gandhi Jayanti is not restricted to our country only. In fact the day is observed as the International Day of Non violence by the United Nations to educate the world about the man’s principles and policies and create public awareness about the man who changed the world.

Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is also a moment to relive Mohandas Gandhi’s life and contribution in India’s Independence. Born in a small coastal town Porbandar in Gujarat, Gandhi married Kasturbai Makhanji at the age of 13. His childhood memories and experiences are vividly depicted by him in his autobiography ‘My experiments with truth’. At Raj Ghat, people from all around the world come in and offer flowers and sing songs to remember baapu. His favourite bhajan (raghu pati raghav ) is played everywhere on this special day.

Gandhi Jayanti is one of the three national holidays that are observed in the country and all schools, colleges and public departments are closed on this day. Gandhi Ji was the epitome of peace, non-violence, truth and duty. The man spent his whole life preaching the world about truth, non violence and a lot of social causes that were prevalent in India back then. So many years after his death though, the situation has worsened. There is always some news about a violent outbreak somewhere or the other. Is this the India for which Baapu spent his life fighting for?

So on this day, think about the dreams our forefathers saw and the India we inherited from them and what we’ve made it into.


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Parikansh Baijal (DAV College 10)

A commerce student at DAV college sec.10. Loves to write about youth and society related issues and is fascinated by supernatural elements.


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