2nd Oct marks birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri

Q.  India celebrated which birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti i.e 2nd Oct in 2016?
- Published on 03 Oct 16

a. 145
b. 146
c. 147
d. 148

2<sup>nd</sup> Oct marks birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur ShastriThe nation and its people on 2nd October 2016 paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary.
  • Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar Gujarat, Gandhi also known as Bapu or Father of the Nation preached tolerance and non-violence
  • President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Hamid Ansari along with other dignitaries visited Rajghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi to offer tributes
  • An all religion prayer meeting was organised at Rajghat and several other events including Swachh and Samarth Bharat were organised across the nation
  • Gandhiji was also known for his principles of non violence and satyagraha and spearheaded not only the civil rights movement in India, but across the world as well
  • The nation also remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary i.e 2nd Oct
  • He was born in 1904 and joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s
  • He coined the slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan during the Indo-Pak war of 1965 and held several important portfolios in the Nehru government before becoming PM
  • A special programme was held at the Shastri Memorial at Shastri Street in Tashkent where floral tributes was paid at his statue.

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