1)”To say that a single human being, because
of his birth, becomes an untouchable, is to
2)”Non-co-operation is directed not against
men but against measures. It is not directed
against governors but against the system
they administer. The roots of non-co-operation
lies not in hatred but in justice”.
3)”No culture can live, if it attempts to be
4)”If I refuse to be your slave, you cannot
be my master.”
5)”The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the
doer of the sacrifice, is no sacrifice. Real
sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and
gives him a sense of peace and joy.”
6)The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.”
7)”There is no religion apart from that, which
enables us to get rid ourselves of the brute nature.”
8)”Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live for ever.”
9)”Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from indomitable will.”
10)”It is very difficult to confess one’s error.
But, then without it, there is no other way
of eradicating impurity.”–Gandhiji.
Gandhiji was very shy and introverted.
He would not even hurt a fly but then he
toppled the mighty British Empire. That
was no easy task.
Bapu(Gandhiji) inspired people to be like
3 monkeys that see no evil, hear no evil
and speak no evil. By shunning anything
that is evil, we are bound to make the
world a better place to live.
He dressed with white loin-cloth and
held a bamboo staff. Winston Churchil
called him half-naked Pakir. Birthplace
of Gandhiji, ”Porbandar”(in Gujarat) was
known as ”Sudamapuri” as it celebrated the great
frienship between Lord Krishna and Sudama.
It is the only place where a temple has been
dedicated to Sudama.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiji was born
on October 2, 1869. His father Kaba Gandhi
married four times in succession, having lost
his wife each time by death. He had 2 daughters
by his first and second marriages. His last wife
Putlibai bore him a daughter and 3 sons, Gandhiji
being the youngest. He studied law in U.K. and
practised in South Africa. He left his profession
and returned to India to lead the freedom struggle.
He was shot dead by Nathuram Godse on January
30th, 1948 at Teen Murti area of New Delhi.
Birthday of Gandhiji is observed as ”International
Day of Non-Violence” w.e.f.2007, according to
the resolution of United Nations General Assembly.
Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister
of the Republic of India was born on October 2nd,
1904 at Mughalsarai.His slogan:”Jai Jawan(wish you
success,Oh, Soldier!), Jai Kisan”(wish you success,
He became Prime Minister on June 9, 1964.
Indian army inflicted a crushing defeat to Pakistan
in 1965 and washed out the blot of the failure in 1962
war. He died supposedly of heart attack on 11th January,
1966 the very next day, after the Tashkent Pact was signed
by Pakistani President Ayub Khan and Shastri on 10th
January, 1966.He is the only Indian Prime Minister to
have died in office overseas. He was instrumental in
promoting Green Revolution and White Revolution in
India. The National Dairy Development Board was formed
in 1965 during his tenure as Prime Minister.
India’s first public sector company in shipping,
”Shipping Corporation of India(S.C.I.)” was founded
on October 2, 1961.
Death anniversary of Raja Ravivarma, one of
the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.
He was born on April 29, 1848 at Kilimanoor, in
the princely state of Travancore. His mother Umabai
was an artist, a scholar in Sanskrit and also practiced
medicine. He depicted sari clad charming Indian women
in his paintings, which made the sari to be named
as the national apparel of Indian women. He achieved
recognition for his depiction of scenes from the
epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. While other
artists depicted persons, Ravi Varma was capable
of portraying personalities of the individuals. His paintings
reflect divinity and are considered among the best examples
of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques
of European academic art. He died on 2nd October, 1906,
at the age of 58.
Birthday of Asha Parekh(1942), the Bollywood actress,
dancer and winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award,2011.
The first Regional Rural Bank of India was established
on 2nd October, 1975, with its Head Office at Moradabad
district of Uttar Pradesh, in terms of ordinance issued by
the Government of India in 1975. It was sponsored by