Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on October 2 with great fanfare. Various competitions are organized in schools, colleges and educational institutions on this day. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. Father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi and mother’s name was Putlibai. Gandhi was the youngest child of his parents. Let us tell you that Gandhi has also been given the name and title of Bapu, Father of the Nation and Mahatma. However, now a controversy has arisen over this too. Gandhiji actively participated in the freedom movement and there came a time when he led the freedom movement of India. Gandhi always followed non-violence during the freedom movement. In this case, Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated all over the world today. Gandhi has been given the title of Bapu, Father of the Nation and Mahatma, which is still disputed. In this case, we will tell you when and who gave these names to Gandhi.
When did Gandhi get the name Bapu?
Gandhi, who sacrificed everything in the freedom struggle, lived a very simple and austere life. Gandhiji’s life was no less than that of an explorer. Following the principles of simple living and high thinking, Gandhi chose the path of truth and non-violence and also inspired people. Armed with a dhoti and cane, Gandhi traveled to many marches and even prisons. He tried to bring harmony in the society, hence people fondly called Gandhi as Bapu (father figure). Let us tell you that till the last moments of his death, Gandhiji kept talking about love, harmony and non-violence.
Who called Gandhi the father of the nation?
Gandhi was first called the Father of the Nation by Subhash Chandra Bose. Subhash Chandra Bose honored Gandhi as the father of the nation. While saying this, he said that the father of the nation had an important role in the freedom movement. After that, Gandhi was commonly referred to as Father of the Nation. However, now people are giving various statements in the name of Father of Nation and Mahatma.
Who first called Gandhi Mahatma?
The word Mahatma was first given to Gandhiji by Rabindranath Tagore. According to some historians, Gandhiji was first addressed as Mahatma by Vaidyajivan Ram Kalidas in 1915. According to some historians, Gandhiji was first given the title of Mahatma by Rabindranath Tagore. Since then, words like father of the nation and Mahatma came to be used for Gandhiji.
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