Mahatma Gandhi
A schoolgirl poses for a picture next to a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during celebrations to mark the 144th birth anniversary of Gandhi in Ahmedabad on 2 October, 2013.Reuters file

With his ideologies and teachings, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, inspires thousands of individuals all over the globe. The political leader, born in Gujarat in 1869 to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai, fought for the freedom of India and is called the Father of the Nation.

Often called Bapu, Gandhi's 147th birth anniversary falls on Sunday, October 2 this year. As part of the celebrations, prayer services and tributes are offered at Raj Ghat, the memorial of the freedom fighter, in New Delhi. 

Various ceremonies and activities will also be conducted at various parts of the country with many school children dressing up like Gandhi, who has been hailed as the symbol of peace, non-violence and freedom.

 Check out 30 inspiring quotes by Mahatma Gandhi to be shared on Gandhi Jayanti 2016:

Where there is love there is life. 

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. 

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. 

My life is my message. 

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? 

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. 

There is more to life than increasing its speed. 

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. 

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. 

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. 

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. 

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. 

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity. 

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. 

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. 

 A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. 

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

Non-violence is the article of faith.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.

Self-respect knows no considerations.

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness. 

My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.