Mahatma Gandhi: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Jal Jeevan Mission: 100-days of campaign launched

On October 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh launched 100-days of campaign to provide piped water supply to schools and Anganwadi centres. The mission was launched as a part of celebrations of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Highlights During the campaign, the States and Union Territories will ensure that Gram ..

October 2: International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 commemorating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. The day is marked to spread the message of non-violence through public awareness and education. Highlights The day reflects universal respect for Mahatma Gandhiji. It is ..

Six Years of Swachh Bharat Mission to be celebrated on Gandhi Jayanti

On October 2, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is to celebrate six years if Swachh Bharat Mission. The programme was launched on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2). The mission was launched from Rajghat on October 2, 2014 to achieve the aim of “Clean India” by October 2, 2019 when the ..

September 30: Harijan Sevak Sangh Foundation Day

The Harijan Sevak Sangh was established on September 30, 1932. It was founded by Gandhiji. He founded it when he was in Yervada Jail, Pune. The legend was fasting when he founded the Sangh. Background Gandhiji opposed the segregation of depressed classes of Hindu community into a separate group. This was done at the Second ..

Bharat Parv 2020 begins at Red Fort

To celebrate the spirit of India, the annual event ‘Bharat Parv 2020’ is being celebrated from 26th to 31st January 2020 in New Delhi. The aim of the festival is to encourage Indians to visit different tourist destinations of India and to encourage them with the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’. The theme of this ..