Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, whom we know by one name Mahatma Gandhi or Gandhiji. He was an Indian politician, one of the pioneers of the Indian independence movement, and an influential leader.
October 2, is the birth anniversary of this great nationalist leader. On this day, on the occasion of his birthday, a national holiday is celebrated in India with due dignity as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’.
Why Gandhiji is Called The Father of The Nation
During the independence movement of the country, Mahatma Gandhi showed the way to take the country forward on the path of non-violence. He is known all over India and around the world as Mahatma (Great Soul) and Bapu (Father).
The Indian government also declared him the ‘Father of the Nation’ of India. The 15th of June, 2006 was declared the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations General Assembly.
After coming under the leadership of the Indian National Congress, Mahatma Gandhi started campaigning all over India on various issues including poverty alleviation, women’s emancipation, the establishment of brotherhood among different ethnic groups, elimination of caste inequality, the economic prosperity of the nation.
But all this was aimed at liberating Swaraj i.e. India from foreign rule. Mahatma Gandhi has remained steadfast in non-violent doctrine and truth in all circumstances. He lived a simple life and established an ashram which was self-sufficient.
His own cloth was the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl which he used to weave in a spinning wheel. He ate ordinary vegetarian food. In his last life, he ate more fruits. He used to fast for a long time due to self-purification and protest.
Some Information About Mahatma Gandhi:-
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 189 in a Hindu family in Porbandar. His father Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi was the Dewan of Porbandar. The mother was Putliba.
- In 183, Mahatma Gandhi married Kasturba Makhanji (also known as Kastubai). In 18 he went to London to study barrister.
- Gandhiji’s first achievement came through the Champaran and Kheda Satyagraha of 1917.
- In mid-December 1921, Mahatma Gandhi became the executive member of the Indian National Congress. Under his leadership, the Congress adopted a new constitution with the goal of Swaraj in mind.
- Gandhi expanded his non-violent policy by adding the Swadeshi policy. According to the natives, all foreign goods, especially British goods, are excluded. Along the way, he urged all Indians to wear khadi instead of British clothing.
- On March 10, 1922, he was sentenced to six years in prison for crimes against the state. He was released in February 1924.
- In December 1926, he demanded that the British government grant Dominion status to India.
- In 1930, Gandhi led the 400 km long Dundee Salt Parade to protest the Indian salt tax, which in 1942 triggered a direct Quit India Movement against the British rulers.
- On May 8, 1933, he went on a 21-day hunger strike to advance the Harijan movement.
- Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948. At that time he was holding a road rally at Birla Bhavan in New Delhi. His assassin Nathuram Godse was a Hindu fundamentalist with whom the extremist Hindu Mahasabha had contacts.
Some Amazing Quotes of The Father of Nation: Gandhiji
From the many quotes of the Mahatma gandhi, here we share some very popular and motivated quotes for you. those are very famous and it encourage you to do something new in you life. so lets go throw it bellow_
- “The Future Depends on What You Do Today“
- “In A Gentle Way, You Can Shake The World.”
- “Live As If You Were to Die Tomorrow. Learn as If Were to Live Forever.”
- “Without Action You Aren’t Going Anywhere”
- “Strength Does Not Come From Physical Capacity, It Comes From An Indomitable Will.”