Mahatma Gandhi i.e. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, considered synonymous with truth and non-violence, was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. Gandhi, the youngest of all his siblings, was deeply influenced by Jainism since childhood, which aims at world peace and non-violence. He followed this path throughout his life. The great scientist Albert Einstein once said that “Gandhiji’s thinking is the most different and effective among all the leaders of our time.” So people should not resort to fighting for any reason. ” Let’s know some important things related to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi…
Married at the age of 13: Gandhiji’s father Karamchand Gandhi was a diwan by profession in Rajkot and mother Putlibai was a woman of very religious personality. In studies, the average Gandhiji loved to serve his ailing father, partake in the mother’s domestic work and take a walk. At the age of 13, he was married to Kasturba, the daughter of a merchant from Porbandar. In 1888, he moved to London to study as a barrister.
Fought against racial discrimination: In London, he attended an institute called ‘Inner Temple’. That is where Mahatma Gandhi’s thinking got a direction. In 1906, when an ordinance disparaging the registration of Indians in South Africa was issued, a public meeting was held there under the leadership of Gandhiji. This is why Satyagraha was born. He returned to India after nearly 7 years of struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
How did you get the title of Father of the Nation ?: It is said that Subhash Chandra Bose first addressed Mahatma Gandhi on 4 June 1944 in a message from Singapore radio as ‘Father of the Nation’. After this, the whole country started calling him as the Father of the Nation.
The British lynched through the movements: After returning to India in 1914, Gandhiji pondered deeply on the state of the country. A law was made by the British, under which even without prosecuting – they had the right to send anyone to jail. Gandhiji started opposing this law in 1919, after which the Satyagraha movement started. Gandhi was very active in the freedom movement movements like ‘Non-Cooperation Movement’, ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’, ‘Dandi Yatra’ and ‘Quit India Movement’.
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