Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi.

Have you heard of Mahatma Gandhi? He was a well-known spiritual leader who successfully used the concept of protest against tyranny through civil disobedience in an attempt to liberate India from any foreign rule. This concept was later used by Martin Luther King to hold nonviolent marches against racism during the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 and so India on this day celebrates Gandhi Jayanti. Jayanti is derived from the Hindi word for "victory."