Gandhiji Birthday Observed Globally

Non-violence and peace are all best exemplified with one name – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi. Today is the 141st birthday of one of the world's most notable peace-keepers: Mohandas Gandhi. Countless observances and gatherings are celebrating the birth anniversary of Gandhiji around the world.

Residing in the minds of millions, Gandhiji was able to unite India like none other.

Gandhiji was a prophet of truth (Satyagraha) and 'ahimsa' (non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'.

Gandhiji proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence – a true symbol of peace and truth. On the eve of the birth anniversary of Gandhiji, US ambassador Timothy J Roemer said the shining beacon of Gandhiji's example has never been more relevant. "The light it offers the world has never been more essential,"

Expressing concern over people forgetting Mahatma Gandhi's ideals and remember him in a customary manner on the birth anniversary, his grand daughter, Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni said that people should practise his teachings in their lives instead of just eulogising him on his birthday. "People of this country are slowly forgetting Mahatma Gandhi and engaged in just remembering him in a customary manner,"

The day is also observed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations.

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  1. Gyani Mohila Mahacali says

    May your Radiant Light and Love forever inspire the Mahatma spirit in everyone. ♥
    Love mohila <3

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  2. Jaya Gandhiji! May his Love and Satyagraha bless and purify our struggling World.

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  3. Bapu app sada hamare dil main birajman hain. hum aap ko naman karte hain.

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  4. Alice Lancaster says

    It’s truly beautiful that people like Gandhi really do exist! And by the way… where can i get that awsome music ? I really love it !

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    Arun Gandhi Reply:

    Hi Alice! Thank you for your kind comment!
    The music is John Wubbenhorst. Here are his links >>
    https://www.gandhiforchildren.org/john-wubbenhorst.html
    http://www.facingeast.com/john.php

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