Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Short Essay on Mahatma Gandhi The Father of the Nation

Short Essay on Mahatma Gandhi The Father of the Nation

Mahatma Gandhi The Father of the Nation

Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest man of his age. He was not only a great politician but also a great social and religious leader. He was Mahatma, a great soul. He was an apostle of Place and Truth. He sacrificed his all for the sake of his country and countrymen. His principles of ahimsa and truth have been appreciated all over the world. He was known as “Bapu.”

Mahatma Gandhi was born at Porbander in Kathiawar on October 2, 1869. His father Karamchand Gandhi was the Diwan of Rajkot. His mother was a very noble and religious lady. 

He was sent to school at the age of seven. He was shy and did not mix with the boys of his age. But he was very honest and hardworking. He had no liking for games and gymnastics of seventeen. He was married to Kasturba at the age of thirteen. He passed the Entrance Examination at the age of seventeen. He was sent to England for higher education. 

On his return from England he began to practice as barrister in Bombay High Court, he but was not successful in the profession. In 1913, he left for South Africa in order to plead the case of a firm named Dada Abdulla & CO. During his stay there, he fully studied the condition of Indians in South Africa. The behavior of the Whites towards the Indians shocked him very much. He fought against the British Government to improve the lot of Indians there. He started Satyagrah Movement for the rights of the Indians. He did not take rest till the Indian Relief Act was passed.

Gandhi returned to India in 1915 and joined the Indian National Congress. He started the Non-co-operation movement in 1920 and Civil Disobedience movement in 1930. He always worked for Hindu-Muslim unity. In 1942 he started the Quit India Movement. He was sent to jail many times. In 1947 India got her freedom.

Gandhi ji lived and died for love, truth and non-violence. He was one of those prophet like Jesus Christ, Buddha, Ram and Krishna who gave light to the world. So long as India lives and Indian freedom lives the name of Gandhi will be remembered.


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