Mahatma Gandhi - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   India celebrated which birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti i.e 2nd Oct in 2016?

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


The 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.