Q. With reference to Mahatma Gandhi, consider the following statement:
1. The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 15th January, to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa.
2. Mahatma Gandhi’s first Satyagraha in India was in Kheda in the year 1917.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2nd October, on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Statement 2 is incorrect: In 1916 he travelled to Champaran in Bihar to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system.