Mahatma Gandhi, the famous peace activist was born on this day in India. He is honoured in India as the Father of the Nation and as such today is a national holiday in India, known as Gandhi Jayanti. It is also commemorated world-wide as the International Day of Non-Violence.
While much has been written about Gandhi, there is very little for very young children. Gandhi by Demi and Jaydn and the Magic Bubble: I Met Gandhi by Brigitte Benchimol are two that would be helpful. They would also be worth a look while the Commonwealth Games are on in Delhi.