Gandhi Jayanti, celebrated on October 2nd each year to honor Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is a prominent festival in India. On this day, several institutions, both public and private, observe a holiday. However, digital banking services continue to function as usual.
Bank Holiday on Gandhi Jayanti
As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) holiday list, the majority of institutions across the country will remain closed on October 2nd in observance of Gandhi Jayanti.
Cities with Bank Closures
On October 2, 2023, banks will be closed in the following cities:
- Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh
- Hyderabad – Telangana
- New Delhi
About Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s contributions to India’s struggle for independence are celebrated globally. His use of Satyagraha, a form of nonviolent resistance, revolutionized the way protests were conducted. Gandhi’s journey to prominence began with the Champaran Satyagraha, where he was arrested for inciting unrest but refused to pay a Rs 100 bond when asked by magistrate George Chander at the Motihari district court. Gandhi’s impact on India and the world continues to inspire millions, transcending borders and generations.