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Gandhi Jayanti


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Gandhi Jayanti is a National Holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation", who is commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu.

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on 2 October. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all Indian states and union territories, along with Independence Day (August 15) and Republic Day (January 26).

The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it had adopted a resolution which declared that the 2nd of October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Senior BJP leader LK Advani are among the prominent people who paid floral tributes at the Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi.

Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister AK Antony and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also paid floral tributes. All-religion prayer was conducted at Rajghat.

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