2nd October marks the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi. Every year, the entire nation celebrates the day to pay respect and homage to the Father Of the Nation. Known for his backbreaking work and the relentless behavior to help India attain freedom, Gandhiji is one of the iconic leaders of the nation.
A Brief History Of Mahatma Gandhi
A boy little shy and hailing from the merchant family was born on 2nd October 1969. Gandhiji went to South Africa at the age of 24 and returned to India in 1915. After this, he joined the Indian National Congress and soon hailed it as the President. Also, the preacher of equality and nonviolence, Gandhi Ji fought against the evil practices in the society. Untouchability, the caste system was his major concern. No matter how intense the situation be, Gandhiji never left the path of Truth and always pleaded people to indulge in peace. Besides being a simple man, he led a righteous life. And so, he is deemed as one of the brightest soul of the nation.
Eminent Works By Mahatma Gandhi – Journey of becoming Mahatma & Bapu
A freedom activist and a prominent leader, Gandhiji spent most of his fighting for the Indian independence. Gandhi Ji played a significant role in the struggle for India’s independence. Known as Bapu, Father Of Nation and the preacher of peace and nonviolence. His birthday is a National holiday and a day of International nonviolence. Though he died in the struggle to free India, yet his reforms had a drastic effect on the British rulers.
The Champaran Satyagraha – This gave the provision of concession to the farmers that were forced by the British to grow Indigo crop, Gandhiji attained a massive success and the first after visiting India.
The Kheda Satyagraha – The farmers, asked the British to free them for tax owing to the flood in kheda. However, the rulers did not yield in adj, so Gandhiji stepped forward to launch a protest.
After this several protests as the Non-Cooperation Movement, the Dandi March, Swaraj and the Simon Go Back! Though Nathuram Godse shot him on 30th January 1948, his works will always remain etched in history forever.
What a leader he was!
Apart from all another trait, one thing that kept him stand out of all the eminent leaders was his path of nonviolence. The one to introduce charkha. He was as simple as his belief!
Once a leader is always a leader!
Is it only about Gandhiji?
But the day does not revolve just around our Bapu. We all know that it’s all about the birth of the father of the nation. But we overlook the fact that one of the most important leaders that contributed to the growth of our country, the most eminent Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri also took birth on 2nd October. The day doubles its importance.
The second Indian Prime Minister, one whose contribution remains unparalleled. Because his birthday gets overpowered by the Gandhiji celebration yet, we don’t stay behind to pay respect to our leader.
One of the major success etched in his name is his portrait on the 100 rs coin as issued by RBI in the year 2004.
No matter where you are, your works would always breathe in the nation. And we continue to pay respect to out eminent leaders!
Happy 2nd October!