On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 2021, Kavishala celebrates the precious memories of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi Jayanti 2021 this year marks the 152nd birth anniversary of one of India's most inspiring leaders of all time the one and only Mahatma Gandhi.
Mostly called Bapu by the millions of populations, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on the 2nd of Oct 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat.
The man of honesty
The man of Greatness
He is our Mahatma
The father of our nation!
Born in a family
Of Cultured background
Grown in a circle
Of Loving parents.
Honest, truthful and simple
Of body so frail yet nimble
With heart so big and true
With gifts but given to few.
Made many mistakes
Realized his faults
Vowed never to repeat them
And never committed them again.
Loved his motherland
Brought her freedom
With the weapon of non-violence
And not a drop of blood-shed.
Bravely to prison he went
Though old and bent
Many a blow did he get
Yet never did he fret.
With guns and knives, he did not fight
Satyagraha was his eternal might
India's independence he fought and won
Bloodshed and bitterness there was none.
Adopted penance and fasting
Started the Satyagraha
Gave up foreign goods
And inspired wearing Khadi.
Mahatma Gandhi's birth Anniversary is religiously marked by prayer meetings and tributes across the country, for Mahatma Gandhi, who played a significant role in India's independence, and was widely known for his principles of non-violence and truth and had started implementing them very early in his life.
The day has also assumed an international significance after The UN General Assembly decided to observe the 2nd of October as the International Day of Non-Violence every year.
Exciting Trivia about Gandhi Ji:-
Being a law graduate and biggest follower of Jainism. Between 1888 and 1891, he stayed in London and promised himself to be a vegetarian. Later, Gandhi joined the executive committee of the London Vegetarian Committee and then began reading a variety of holy books to gain knowledge on cross-religions.