It is the birthday of Gandhiji our beloved Father of the Nation. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 nd October 1869 at Porbandar in Kathiawar, Gujarat. We celebrate Gandhi Jayanti to recall the great contribution made by Gandhiji, and pay homage to the Father of the Nation. His philosophy of non-violence astonished British rulers and the leaders of the world. He was able to lead India to win freedom through non-violence and Satyagraha. He had set up an example to the world that freedom can be won without bloodshed. On this day, special functions are organized at Keerthi Mandir, the British house of Gandhi. National leaders pay homage to Gandhiji at the Raj Ghat in New Delhi.