Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the
birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhiji is also called as the "Father of the Nation". It is celebrated on
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a prominent political and spiritual leader of
India and the Indian independence movement.
Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the
'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle.
Gandhi Jayanti is also celebrated as the 'International Day of Non-Violence'.
A prayer meeting is held at Rajghat, Gandhiji's samadhi in New Delhi. Mahatma Gandhi's
favourite devotional song, Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram is sung in memory of him.