“Future generations would wonder if such a person really walked this earth in flesh and blood” – Einstein
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is known as father of our nation. He was born on October 2nd 1869 to Karamchand Gandhi and his father’s fourth wife (Putlibai). Gandhi was a clam, shy and decent boy and at certain point of time he got used to few bad habits but afterwards reformed. He married at the age of thirteen to Kasturba. On September 1888, when he was 18, he left India, without his wife and newborn son, in order to study and to become a lawyer in London.
After going to England he changed a lot by buying new clothes, learning new language, improving accent and also went for dance and violin classes. After sometime he thought that it was all was wastage of time, money and energy. He started acquiring knowledge. After completing his studies he returned to India. He thought of practicing law in India. Gandhi noticed that he was lacking knowledge of Indian law. He was given an opportunity to take a case in South Africa. He again left his family for South Africa. In South Africa he was thrown out of train from first class compartment despite having valid ticket. That incident changed his entire life fighting against discrimination. In South Africa he fought against unjustified laws. That was the place where he had started the non-violence movement for protesting against injustice. He was jailed many times for making non-violent protests.
After he returned India he began fighting for India’s independence. The British arrested Gandhi and subsequently released. After several great struggles and sacrifices for many years we finally got independence in 1947. On January 30th 1948 when he was attending a prayer meeting he was assassinated.
Gandhi was the symbol of truth and non-violence. He was a great leader who inspired many leaders internationally. After independence our country has prospered in various fronts and still much needs to be achieved. Presently there is corruption that has become like a cancer to Indian society. The present politicians have become more selfish and are busy in filling their private coffers. Therefore, we need another Gandhi who can check corruption and make India as a peaceful and prosperous country in the world.