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On 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year. On this day, one of the great leaders who helped India to get independent was born. His name is Mahatma Gandhi. His philosophy and idea of Non-Violence (Ahimsa) led the country to get freedom. Hence this day is also termed as International Day of Non-Violence.  The teachings of Gandhi says that Non-Violence is mightier than any mightiest weapon of destruction.The present Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, also declared that from 2nd October, 2014, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will going to take place in a large way. He declared the day as a non-holiday to the Government workers and staffs and directs them to take cleanliness awareness in their offices on that day. On that day, Government employee’s and staff’s take action of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in their respective workplace.
Mr. Modi, the present Prime Minister of India, also urged all the Indian’s to devote atleast 2 hrs. per week to clean their surroundings. On 2nd October, Mr. Modi himself cleaned the India Gate area in New Delhi.Mahatma Gandhi is known as the “Father of Nation” because of his work done for the India to get freedom. His teachings are still in the blood of every Indians.People all over the world celebrate 2nd October as Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. On this day, schools and colleges remains closed. People organize events and throw speeches on the life and work done by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s full name is Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi is popularly also known as Bapu. Its Mahatma Gandhi’s effort, in 1914, Indian Relief Act was passed. He was one of the members of Satyagrah Movement as well as the Non-Cooperation Movement. He also led the historic Dandi March. In 1942, he also started “Quit India” Movement. It’s all his efforts, British leave India and India got its Independence in August, 1947.
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