India is celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's 147th birth anniversary on 2 October. The non-violence follower had a big part to play to make our country free.
The simple-looking man shook the Britishers to the core, but without any violence. On 2 October every year, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's birth anniversary is celebrated with great fervour.
Though it is considered as a national holiday, several schools and colleges organise cultural programmes to pay a tribute to this legend.
Popularly known as the "Father of the Nation", his birth anniversary is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence worldwide, as announced by UN General Assembly.
Gandhi. also known as Bapu, died on 30 January when a Hindu nationalist, Nathuram Godse, shot him.
However, he is still remembered by his well-wishers.
To commemorate the day, Bollywood celebs have wished 'Happy Gandhi Jayanti' on their Twitter handles.
Happy Gandhi jayanti ... His wisdom lingers on .. pic.twitter.com/5W5mcskAGa
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) October 2, 2015
"You may never know what results come of your actions but if you do nothing, there will be No results " Mahatma Gandhi. Happy Gandhi Jayanti
— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) October 2, 2015
Happy Gandhi jayanti.Lets reiterate his teachings and move towards a safer,cleaner,healthier and more prosperous india. #indiamybae
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) October 2, 2015
Good morning lovelies ! Happy Gandhi Jayanti :):) — shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) October 2, 2015
T 2013 - Gandhi Jayanti .. !! I never did see him .. except when his cortege passed by in Allahabad towards Sangam ! pic.twitter.com/OJo7ZVBjDO
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 1, 2015
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) October 2, 2015