As per the Hindu calendar, on 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 October 2, which is observed in India as Gandhi Jayanti.

Sources in Porbandar said that many programmes were organized 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 Mahatma Gandhi is fondly known.

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