Gandhi Jayanti: A Note In Remembrance Of The Father Of The Nation

Gandhi Jayanti: A Note In Remembrance Of The Father Of The Nation

Gandhi Jayanti: A Note In Remembrance Of The Father Of The Nation

New Delhi: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi well known as the “Father of the Nation or Bapu” was born on 2nd October, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat.Born in Hindu Modh Family, he learnt mutual tolerance, non-violence to living beings since his childhood.His father Karamchand Gandhi was the chief minister of Porbandar & his mother was Putlibai. He had firm believe in the non-violence and unity of the people and also had brought spirituality in the Indian politics. In May 1883, at the age of 13, Bapu was married to Kasturba Makhanji, through the arrangement of their respective parents. At the age of 18, he studied at University College London in September 1888.

 

He worked hard for the removal of the untouchability, upliftment of the backward classes, also raised voice to develop villages for social development and had inspired Indian people to use swadeshi goods and worked for other social issues. He converted people’s dream of independence into reality through his noble ideals and supreme sacrifices. He is still remembered by us for his great works and major virtues such as non-violence, truth, love and fraternity. He wasn't born as great but he made himself greatest through his hard struggles and works. He was highly influenced by the life of Raja Harischandra. After schooling, he completed his law degree from England and started his career as lawyer. He faced many difficulties in his life but continued walking as a great leader and overcomed each of them.

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He began many mass movements like Non-cooperation movement in 1920, civil disobedience movement in 1930 and also the Quit India Movement in 1942 for attaining independence of India. India's independence was finally granted after lots of struggles by the British Government. Gandhiji, a very simple person who worked to discard the colour and caste barrier. He worked very hard for eliminating the untouchability in the Indian society and named untouchables as “Harijan” which meant the people of God. He wrote extensively for many newspapers. His symbol of self- reliance i.e. 'the spinning wheel' became one of the most popular symbol for independence movement.

 

One of the great social reformer and Indian freedom fighter died few months after India got independence. He inspired Indian people for living the life of the manual labour. He said for living a simple life and becoming self-dependent people must arrange all the resource them self. He started weaving cotton clothes through  Charakha in order to stop the use of videshi goods and promote the use of Swadeshi goods and products among Indians. He was a great supporter of agriculture and motivated many people should practice agricultural works. Being a spiritual man he brought spirituality to the Indian politics. On 30 January,1948 Bapu was on his way to attend a prayer meeting at Birla House in Delh. Meanwhile, Nathuram Godse managed to get close enough to him in crowd so that he'll be able to shoot him three times in the chest, at point-blank range. Gandhi’s dying words was believed to be “Hey Ram”. 

Mahatma Gandhi's body was cremated at Raj Ghat, New Delhi. Every year 30th January is celebrated as the Martyrs' Day in India in order to pay tribute to him.

                                                                         

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