It is not so easy to write about the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. His entire life span is a source of inspiration for the people of India and the whole world. There is research about his life in many countries of the world, and his policy is still showing light to people agitating for the rights of the oppressed and downtrodden.
The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. Gandhi’s Father’s name was Karam Chand Gandhi, and his mother’s name was Putlibai. Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi was the youngest of his three siblings. Gandhiji’s life has always been simple and easy, which was inspired by his mother. He was brought up in a Vaishnavite family, and his life was deeply influenced by Indian Jainism, due to which he firmly believed in truth and non-violence. This year the 152th birth anniversary of Gandhiji is being celebrated all over the world.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi attend the historic Library of Congress event to commemorate the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Gandhiji’s ideals of truth and non-violence, determination to adopt indigenous goods, raising his voice against the poor and the weak, inspire everyone. Cinema has also made his ideals and values reach out to the people widely, a commendable job. The happiest thing is that today’s contemporary culture is adopting Gandhi and Gandhism. Today everyone wants to adopt his social, political, and personal principles.
Mahatma Gandhi is in Freedom Struggle
Gandhiji is a multi-faceted mass leader who made his valuable contribution to the country’s independence. Gandhiji had been active in the freedom struggle with India since 1915. Although the war of independence was going on for the last several decades, great revolutionaries like Rani Laxmibai and Tatya Tope gave their lives for the country. But despite Gandhiji’s soft nature, the movement had come to life. His role in the ongoing freedom movement helped to reshape society and nationalism.
Gandhiji’s truth and non-violence was his biggest weapon. Influenced by his non-violent policies and moral grounds, many people supported him. He focused on treating all religions as equal, respecting all languages, giving equal status to men and women, and stopping the fight between Dalits and non-Dalits. Gandhiji, following his principles of truth and non-violence, forced the British to leave India. Remembering this great personality Mahatma Gandhi for his contribution to the country, his birthday is celebrated as a national festival. Not only this, in honor of his ideas, International Day of Non-Violence is also celebrated all over the world.
Some facts About Gandhiji
Today, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, we know some interesting things about him.
- Gandhiji was a good student in English during his school days. His handwriting was very beautiful.
- When he went to advocate, he lost his first case.
- He had never traveled by plane.
- Also, Gandhiji never went to America.
- The great inventor Albert Einstein was greatly influenced by Bapu. He had said that people would not believe that such a person had ever come to this earth.
- Mahatma Gandhi never liked to be photographed.
- In addition, Mahatma Gandhi loved and was impressed by the story of Shravan Kumar and the play of Harishchandra.
- He was very much in love with Shri Ram. Gandhiji wanted to make India Ramraj, where no one is unhappy, no one suffers. The name Ram was so dear to him that only the word Ram came out of his mouth even when he died.
- It is said that he used to keep his dentures tied in his dhoti. He used to use them only while eating food.
- Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Prize, 5 times. But he was assassinated in 1948 before he could get the award.
- In 1930, he was awarded Man of the Year by America’s Time magazine.
- Not only in India but also abroad, a total of 48 roads are named after Gandhiji.
- Subhash Chandra Bose was the first to address Gandhiji as the Father of the Nation.
- Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore bestows the title of “Mahatma” on Mahatma Gandhi.
In this way, Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi is known today as the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.