Today, remembering him on his birth anniversary, we recall some interesting facts related to him and his biography today. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 at a place called Porbandar in Gujarat.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Live as if you were to live forever.”
It used to be said that Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation of India, whom we all lovingly call Bapu. On this day our Bapu was born in Porbandar, a small village in Gujarat. Today, remembering him on his birth anniversary, we recall some interesting facts related to him and his biography today.
If seen on a broad level, Mahatma Gandhi is not a person’s name but a culture, a heritage. Human beings get a lot to learn from the life of Mahatma Gandhi, but it is also a fact that it is difficult to understand his ideology in a few hours. An adequate study is needed for this. His conduct was full of purposeful ideology. Gandhiji is still alive as an inspiration to the great people of the world.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 at a place called Porbandar in Gujarat. His father was the Diwan of Rajkot. His mother was a religious woman. Due to his active participation in the freedom struggle and his important role in making the country independent, he was called the Father of the Nation.
This title of Father of a nation was given to him by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. After passing matriculation, Mahatma Gandhi went to England where he studied jurisprudence and after study, he worked there as a lawyer. He came back to India as a barrister and started working as an advocate in Mumbai.
Mahatma Gandhi was called to South Africa for legal advice by an Indian friend of his. This is where his political career started. On reaching South Africa, Gandhiji had a strange experience. He saw there how Indians were being discriminated against.
Once Gandhi Jee himself was thrown out of the train by a white because Gandhiji was traveling in the first class at that time when only whites considered it their right to travel in that class. Gandhiji took a vow from then on that he would fight for black people and Indians. He made many movements for the improvement of the life of the Indians living there. During the movement which was run by him in South Africa, he realises and understood the importance of truth and nonviolence.
When he came back to India, he saw the same situation here as he had come to see in South Africa. In 1920, he started the Civil Disobedience Movement and challenged the British Government. In 1930 he founded the noncooperation movement and in 1942 he called upon the British to leave India.
He went to jail several times during his movement. Ultimately, he got success and India became independent in 1947, but sadly, a person named Nathuram Godse shot and killed Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948 when he was going for evening prayer.