Every one knows the importance of 2nd of October in Indian history. This day Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2 October every year to caption the birth anniversary of the most popular governor of the Indian Independence battle. Prominent for his non-violent movement, the motive of this day is to honor the iconic leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. India celebrates the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is been celebrated by marking it a bank holiday. In schools, we all celebrated this day by offering flowers and flag hoisting.
Now most people who work, rest on holidays like this. But why not make this day active and useful by going out with family and friends to the favorite place of Gandhiji, like that you will be able to learn about his history by observing.
Where and how can you celebrate this day:
Gandhiji’s real origin in history is found in Gujarat. There are many places in Gujarat known for him, like.
Sabarmati Ashram:- It was from his base here that Gandhi led the Dandi march also known as the Salt Satyagraha on 12 March 1930. In tribute to the crucial influence that this march had on the Indian independence movement, the Indian government has established the ashram as a national monument.
You can go there for peace and meditation and know about it.
There are many rest houses available if you plan on staying, like Gandhi Ashram Guest House. Food is not a concern there are soo many restaurants available nearby.
Porbandar in Gujarat is an important city in India’s history being the motherland of Mahatma Gandhi. The shore city is also believed to be the birthplace of Sudama, Lord Krishna’s friend and devotee, owing to which the city has become a pilgrimage site for the Hindus too. If you are going with family, there are a lot of famous big temples to visit. The local market of Porbandar is really famous for its fabric. There are so many places to visit and many cheap hotels available to stay in Gujarat Porbandar, like. Hotel Sheetal with the lodging and dining, Hotel Harmony, and many more with proper servicing at your budget.
Sevagram is a small village, located about 8 km from Wardha. Mahatma Gandhi set up his ashram in the outskirts of the village. The main attractions being the Bapu Kuti which houses most of the personal artifacts used by Gandhiji. One of the unique things kept here is the massage table and the pot that Gandhiji used.
Also known as Adi Nivas, the first residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Sevagram Ashram. It is another peaceful place for meditation and relaxation with family and friends, you should go there for learning history and observing amazing facts, as well as things situated there from the time of Mahatma Gandhi. There are many cheap restaurants and resting places available with great servicing nearby the ashram, like Hotel Ramakrishna, Hotel Sai Arya, and many more.
Anywhere you go to Gujarat you will find amazing places to enjoy and relax, you can learn much remarkable evidence about Mahatma Gandhi and there are a lot of historical places available to visit and learn history from then to till now. Plus you can have the famous dish of Gujarat like Dhokla, khandvi, and famous Gujarati thali.
You must make your holiday useful, enjoyable, with learning.
Top Inspiring Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi
My patriotism is not an exclusive thing. It is all embracing and I should reject that patriotism which sought to mount upon the distress or exploitation of other nationalities
Truth is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it
Truth alone will endure, the rest will swept away before the tide of time
Democracy necessarily means a conflict of will and ideas, involving sometimes a war of the knife between different ideas
Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as possible from violence
Here is a mantra, a short one that I give you. You may imprint it on your hearts and let every breath of yours give expression to it. The mantra is: ‘Do or Die’. We shall either free India or die in the attempt; we shall not live to see the perpetuation of our slavery
In Satyagraha, there is no place for fraud or falsehood, or any kind of untruth. Fraud and untruth today are stalking the world. I cannot be a helpless witness to such a situation.
A non-violent soldier of freedom will covet nothing for himself, he fights only for the freedom of his country.
Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats
Forgiveness is the quality of the brave, not of the cowardly. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong
Where love is, there God is also.
My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
A living faith in God means acceptance of the brotherhood of mankind.
I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.
The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. The sum-total of that life is God.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
God demands nothing less than complete self-surrender as the price for the only real freedom that is worth having.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.