Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival to mark the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu ji. Internationally, this day is celebrated as the International Day of non-violence. He is a symbol of peace and truth. Many people celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday across India. Events include prayer services, commemorative ceremonies and tributes. There are also art exhibitions and essay competitions held.