Mahatma Gandhi
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Indians celebrate the 147th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, on October 2. The major face of India's independence movement was born in 1869 to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai in Gujarat.

Gandhi's birth anniversary is also observed as the International Day of Non-Violence for him being a person who taught us to follow the path of peace and non-violence.

In June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly had voted to establish October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN to commemorate October 2 in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.

Gandhi, who has inspired millions of people all over the world with his teachings, is remembered even seven decades after his death. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, who fired three bullets into his chest at point-blank range on January 30, 1948.

Here are some messages, wishes and greetings to be shared on Gandhi Jayanti 2016:

Its a day to celebrate,
To value a special person,
Who is why we got freedom for our nation,
Who taught the world the lesson of non-violence,
Mahatama Gandhi, the Father of Nation
Gandhi Jayanti wishes

G = Great
A = Amazing
N = Nice
D = Daring
H = Honest
I = Indian
Happy Birthday to the Father of the Nation
Gandhi Jayanti wishes.

He taught us to be the change we wish to see in the world.
He taught us that where there is love there is life.
He followed the path of Ahimsa and non-violence to make us unite.
He is our Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi
Happy Gandhi Jayanti wishes.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2016

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2016

May the spirit of truth and non-violence be with us during this Gandhi Jayanti.