Ahmedabad, Sep 20 :
The 145th birth anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, going by the Hindu calendar, was celebrated at his birthplace Porbandar in Gujarat Saturday.
As per the Hindu calendar, Saturday was Rentia Baras. Mahatma Gandhi was born 144 years ago on this 12th day of the second half of Bhadrapad month.
Otherwise, according to the Gregorian calendar, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is on Oct 2, which is observed in India as Gandhi Jayanti.
Sources in Porbandar told IANS that many programmes were organised to mark the occasion at Kirti Mandir, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.
In Rajkot, a major place related to India’s freedom movement as Mahatma Gandhi started his non-cooperation movement against the British from there, many events symbolising his association with khadi were organised.
At Kaba Gandhi’s house in Rajkot where Mahatma Gandhi lived while studying in school, floral tributes were paid to Bapu, as Gandhi is fondly known.