Its 2nd October, while you might remember it as a holiday from work or school or anything that requires you to get out of bed, others know it as Gandhi Jayanti in India and International Day Of Nonviolence globally.
What’s better than a Sunday? A holiday on a Tuesday. But this day is not merely a holiday, it holds a far greater purpose. The man didn’t work almost all his life for us to acquire a public holiday. The independence movement was actively influenced by him.
Along with spear-heading the independence movement, he promoted non-violence, peace, truth, simplicity and more.
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Besides having a cult-following, literature, films, and documentaries are also inspired by him and the life he led. We’ve put together an assemblage of such inspiring features in case you feel like a binge-watch session. Binge read too, for that matter.
Gandhi My Father
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
The Making of The Mahatma
Nine Hours to Rama
Maine Gandhi ko Nahin Mara
BBC Documentary – In Search Of Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi – dying for freedom | DW Documentary
Mahatma Gandhi – Documentary
Mahatma Gandhi Autobiography: The Story Of My Experiments With Truth (Book)
India: Writers from across the globe gather in India for the 84th @pen_int International Congress https://t.co/OLZjuo0xYW Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, ‘My Experiments with Truth’, is the theme of this year’s Congress.
— IFEX (@IFEX) September 28, 2018
India Of My Dreams (Book)
I feel India's mission is different from that of others. India is fitted for the religious supremacy of the world…India is less in need of steel weapons, it has fought with divine weapons, it can still do so. – Gandhi#IndiaOfMyDreams #Gandhi #Religions #InspirationalQuote pic.twitter.com/3BGh4nGtiz
— QuitHateMovement (@QuitMovement) March 9, 2018
The words of Gandhi (Book)
— Mahatma Gandhi (@iMahatmaGandhi) April 7, 2016
Some of these movies are highly praised and critically acclaimed and need to be seen for entertainment and information purposes. So, that’s one holiday sorted!
By the way, Happy Gandhi Jayanti.