Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2022 Today is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, one of the major heroes of India’s freedom struggle. Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869. The country will remember Gandhiji’s contribution for centuries. His ideal, the lesson of non-violence, and the inspiration to walk on the path of truth displayed the country as a strong resolve in front of the British. People know Gandhi Ji as Bapu, Mahatma Gandhi and the father of the nation. His whole life is a message for every citizen, which inspires him to walk on the right path. Gandhiji is followed not only by Indians but in many countries around the world.
Childhood of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Gandhi was born in Porbandar, Gujarat. He was not a bright student in his studies since childhood. Used to be weak in maths and geography. His handwriting was also not beautiful. She was often scolded for her studies and handwriting. Although he was a proficient student in English.
When he was just a year old, he was married off to Kasturba, the daughter of a merchant family from Porbandar. Kasturba was 6 months older than Mohandas. After that, at the age of one year, Gandhiji became the father of a son. But his son was not alive. Later Kasturba and Gandhiji had four sons, whose names were Harilal, Manilal, Ramlal and Devdas. Gandhiji went abroad to study after marriage, from where he came back after studying law.
Gandhi’s role in the freedom movement
Gandhi’s role in the freedom movement was pivotal. He is credited with leading India to independence from British rule. Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance inspired other freedom movements around the world. His legacy continues to inspire people today who are fighting for social justice.
Gandhi’s role in the freedom movement was pivotal. He was the one who led the charge against the British Raj and fought for India’s independence. He was also the one who coined the term ‘Satyagraha’, which was a peaceful form of resistance that was later adopted by other freedom fighters. Without Gandhi, it is unlikely that India would have achieved independence as early as it did.
Who called Mahatma Gandhi the father of the nation for the first time?
The title of “father of the nation” is often given to figures who play a significant role in the founding or liberation of a country. In the case of Mahatma Gandhi, this title was first used by Jawaharlal Nehru in a radio address to the nation on the eve of Gandhi’s death in 1948. Nehru referred to Gandhi as the “father of our nation” and praised his role in leading the country to independence. Since then, Gandhi has been widely referred to as the father of the nation in India.
On January 30, 1948, Gandhi was fatally shot while he was walking to a platform from which he was to address a gathering. His assassin, Nathuram Godse, was a Hindu fanatic who objected to Gandhi’s advocacy of nonviolence and reconciliation with Pakistan. Godse was tried and executed for the crime, and India was plunged into mourning. Gandhi’s death was a blow to the Indian independence movement, but his legacy of nonviolence and social reform continues to inspire people around the world.