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Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Indian Nation

Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Indian Nation

Mahatma Gandhi is the father of Indian Nation. Indians affectionately call him ‘Bapu’. Born on 2nd October 1869, Gandhiji is renowned for his non-violence and Satygraha in the freedom movement of India.

Gandhi is considered the folk hero. Gandhiji led the mass in the freedom fighting. Several movements like Khilafat movement, Non-cooperation, Swadeshi policy, Salt Satyagraha and Quit Indian movement are popular in his guidance.

He wore the traditional dhoti. The dhoti was oven with yarn hand spun on a charkha.

He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi had a deep respect for his teachers.

One of Gandhi’s first teachers was Irish. Due to this fact, Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent. Gandhi was very fond of his mother tongue Gujarati, he wrote his autobiography in that language and later it was translated to English by his assistant.

Gopala Krishna Gokhale was the mentor and guide of Gandhi. Though Gandhiji did not adorn any kind of post, he inspired several common people as well as many freedom fighters and leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Durgabai Deshmukh etc. Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan are some foreign leaders that were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.

The government honoured him by declaring his birthday as national holiday. His birthday is celebrated as International Day of Nonviolence across the globe.

Now, the present Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi called nation to keep India clean since Gandhiji gave importance to cleanliness and the mission of “Swachh Bharat” starts from October 2 i.e. on Gandhi Jayanthi.

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