I would like to ask you some questions first. What happened in the life of Mahatma Gandhi? How many struggles did he face? How did he passed away? Do you know the answer to all this? We are going to read the answers in this article. Let's start reading the article.
In this we will see in detail about Mahatma Gandhi who was born as a human being and transformed himself into a 'Great Man' in accordance with the words in Tirukkural " If man you walk the stage, appear adorned with glory’s grace. "
Gandhi's birth and adolescence
Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. His father's name was Karamchand Gandhi and his mother's name was Putlibai. He learned to pay divine feeling and love to his mother. He later earned his title of barrister in England. At the age of 12, he married Kasturba. But then at the age of 19 he went to study barrister.
Gandhi's mental strength and self-awareness
Anything born as an organism has a kind of mental strength and self-awareness. Time can put it off if desired. Thus many events took place in the life of Gandhiji. He worked as a lawyer in South Africa from 1893 to 1914. He was heartbroken to see that there were racist policies against Indians in British-dominated South Africa. Gandhi was once denied that he could not be given the opportunity to get a ticket to travel in a first class compartment while traveling by train. He was not allowed to sit in the train on another trip when he was so thoughtful about it. But he struggled and eventually sat down with the driver and traveled. When the driver asked him to get off, he refused.
The struggles waged by Gandhiji
He opposed the laws of England by using the Rowlatt Act in an oral way. He spoke out against not only the British but also the atrocities such as sectarianism, untouchability and feminism that had plagued the Indians at the same time.
He wore Khadar clothes to support the Swadeshi movement. On March 12, 1930, he launched the Non-Cooperation Movement against the British. On April 6 of the same year he staged a salt satyagraha with 2500 volunteers against the tax on salt. In 1942, he launched the 'Quit India Movement' movement.
Victories achieved by struggles
He started the 'Civil Disobedience Movement' against the South Africans. So got the rights for Indians in South Africa. August 15, 1947 was declared our Independence Day because of the determination of the British Government to liberate India as a way of fighting 'Without a knife and without blood'.
On January 30, 1948, one of us, 'Godse', shot and killed our Gandhiji, who loved the Indian nation and people very much and lived for us. Gandhiji even forgave the one who shot himself. One cannot talk about Gandhiji who lost all his body, substance and spirit for others by proving that man can become Mahatma through his activities. But we must try, that we may live in his way. This is the duty we owe him.