when Mahatma Gandhi was conferred with the title of 'Father of the Nation' ?

    Melvin Richard
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    In The Recent days there has become a lot of confusion regarding the Mahatma Gandhi as the father of nation just by an little girl from lucknow is it true that Gandhi was not conferred with the title of 'father of the nation' .. If not when did he was conferred with the title of 'father of the nation'

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      • Anish Navneeth
        By Anish Navneeth

        From my Childhood i have been thought as he is the Father of The Nation why should we have sudden doubt regarding this . I Don't understand.


        • Anish Navneeth
          By Anish Navneeth

          I dont know about this da..

        • Meril Jeffery John.J
          By Meril Jeffery John.J

          Anish don't you know that in recent day a Aishwarya lucknow girl of standard VI asked the Indian government when did  Gandhi was conferred with the title 'Father of the Nation' . The Indian government was made silent without any answer. 

        • Meril Jeffery John.J
          By Meril Jeffery John.J

          To Clarify FAther of Nation: The full text of Jawaharlal Nehru’s address, broadcast over All India Radio on January 30, 1948.

          The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. I do not know what to tell you and how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the Father of the Nation, is no more.

          Source: The Hindu

          Father of the Nation was given to the Mahatma by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who in his address on Singapore Radio on July 6, 1944 has addressed Mahatma Gandhi as Father of the Nation.

          Source:  Wikipedia

          ( in Note 2: Father of Our Nation" (Address to Mahatma Gandhi over the Rangoon Radio on 6th July 1944) The Essential Writings of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Edited by Sisir K Bose & Sugata Bose (Delhi: Oxford University Press) 1997 pp301-2)

          April 28, 1947 Gandhi was referred with the same title by Sarojini Naidu at a conference


          • rimal
            By rimal

            At the current situation Constitution doesn't permit 'Father of the Nation' title. I read this in a news website.

            In an RTI response to Lucknow-based student Aishwarya Parashar, the home ministry has told her that no action was taken on her plea to the President to declare Mahatma Gandhi as 'Father of the Nation' because Article 18 (1) of the Constitution does not permit any titles except education and military ones.

            So Gandhi is not officially the 'Father of the Nation' but unofficially he is the father of the nation.. To make it more clear the people of India consider him the father of the nation but the government has not given any official statement or declaration that he is the Father of the Nation.   


            • Arun prasad
              By Arun prasad

              @Meril:  Bapu in Gujarati means "father," not "father of the nation." Nehru was not providing an exact translation, only adding more information. Gandhi was called Bapu long long before there was a nation, before even the notion of independent India in the near future was a realistic hope. No one is denying that he is not called the Father of the Nation in India. It does refer to him as "Father of the Nation," but apparently Gandhi Actually is only informally the Father of the Nation. The Indian Constitution Article 18.1 "No title, not being a military or academic distinction, shall be conferred by the State.".  A schoolgirl last year petitioned India's home ministry to officially make Gandhi the Father of the Nation and the petition was denied.