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Also known as Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, this Indian national holiday is a celebration of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born on October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. His non-violent resistance movement, Satyagraha (‘moral domination’), led to his birthday being the day on which people observe International Non-Violence Day.
Mahatma means ‘Great Soul’, and was the title most commonly used in reference to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a political and spiritual leader in India during the first half of the twentieth century. One of Gandhi’s chief aims was for India to gain its independence from Great Britain, which he eventually achieved by fighting prejudice and […]
Abraham Lincoln once said, “We cannot escape history”. He was right. We can’t. Every day of the year has history attached to it. Take today, for example: · In 1187, October 2nd was the day Saladin captured Jerusalem. · In 1452, October 2nd was the day on which the Duke and Duchess of York welcomed […]