Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in India on 2nd of October every year. A great leader Mahatma Gandhi was born in the year 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. He was also known as the “Father of the Nation.” He is remembered for his unforgettable contribution in the struggle of freedom. His aim was to build a new society that practices nonviolent and honest behavior. Its members should be treated equal whatever their gender, religion, colour or caste maybe.
Nonviolence means non participation in the use of physical force to achieve an aim. For some, the philosophy of nonviolence is rooted in the simple belief that God is harmless. Lord Mahavira, was the torch-bearer of “ahimsa” and introduced the word to the world and applied the concept in his own life. Nonviolence also has believers that accept the need for nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change. According to them nonviolence is a philosophy, a principle, and a practice.
Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution towards bringing peace and non violence to this world is unparallel. His teachings must be promoted to resolve current conflicts, to avoid violence and to find peaceful solution to every small or big problem to make this world a better place to live in.