Gandhi Honored on his 139th Birthday

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi otherwise known as the Mahatma (or Great Soul) was one of the most influential yogis of the twentieth century. His acts of civil disobedience and strong belief in Ahimsa (nonviolence) created a legacy of peace and inspiration throughout the world. Today, sixty years after his death his message of employing peace to instigate great change continues to resonate strongly in the world. On the 2nd of October, the 139th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth was celebrated, and in India it included even the youngest peacemakers. In Siliguri, India young admirers of the Mahatma gathered together to pay homage in the most flattering way, imitation.

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