Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand GandhiGandhiji known for his simplistic lifestyle and high moral standards in minimal dress ingratiated him to the people not only in India but all over the world. He is the one who has created the “Satyagraha concept”, the non-violent way of protesting against injustices. He is rightly known as the “Father of the Nation” as he worked meticulously for removing the British rule of India and also to bettering the lives of the people of India.

Early life of Mahatma Gandhi

He was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Porbandar  on October 2nd 1869 in Gujarat.  His parents were Karamchand Gandhi who was the Diwan of Porbandar and Putlibai. The stories of the king Harishchandra and Shravana had a great impact on him in his childhood, which had left a permanent intuition of his mind. He had child marriage with Kasturibai Makhanji when he was 13 years old. They had four children, namely Harilal, Manilal, Ramdos and Devdas

He left for London at the age of 18 for becoming a barrister and studied Indian law and jurisprudence (study and theory of law) and got trained as a barrister.

His Special traits

Self belief

He is considered as one of the greatest persons to have ever walked on earth absolutely for his special qualities and traits. His faith in self is the excellent trait as he always believed in himself and believed that it is his responsibility to free India from the British rule. His faith in self triggered the faith of millions of Indians.

Truthfulness

He always believed truth which is his strongest weapon and promoted truth throughout his life.

Non Violence

The principle of non-violence made him renowned all over the world and he has won independence for India only through non-violence. The International Day of Nonviolence is observed worldwide today in his memory and honor and millions of lives can be saved if humans resolve their problems peacefully without any wars.

Forgiveness

He forgave all of them who threw him to the jail; beat him upon the roads or the ones who tried to assassinate him. This is one of his best traits and always forgave people who have hurt him too.

His struggle for freedom 

He is the one who gave character and shape to India’s freedom struggle and sacrificed his own life for the sake of his country’s freedom. His major movements include Non-Co-operation movement, Civil Disobedience Movement, Quit India Movement and India Independence. The Salt March is also known as Salt Satyagrah is his noteworthy movement which began with the Dandi March on 12th of March, 1930. This is one of the most significant movements of his which was related to tax resistance and nonviolent protest and organized challenge to the British.

His Assasination

Nathuram Godse was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, the prominent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India and the follower of non-violence. He shot Gandhi three times in the chest fired from very close range on 30th January, 1948 in New Delhi.

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