10 Doubts You Should Clarify About Gandhiji
Bharat Bhumi has given birth to such great men from time to time, who were called Yugpurush in the future, among these same men, our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, whose full name was Mohandas Karmachand Gandhi. Gandhiji was born on 2 October 1869 in a place called Porbandar in Gujarat.
His father was the Diwan of Porbandar. Mother Putlibai was a religious woman. Due to lack of economy, his childhood was spent with great pride. You were married to Kasturba as a teenager. At the age of seventeen, he went to England to study. By this time his father had died.
Before going abroad, he promised his mother to follow religion and rules and also obeyed her. After studying law in England, you started practicing in India. Then he went to South Africa as a lawyer for a company in Porbandar.
There it could not bear the atrocities committed by Indians on the Indians and fought for their rights themselves and inspired them to fight. In 1915, when Bapu returned to India after ending the fighting of the Indians of Africa, the countrymen welcomed him with outstretched arms. Now they got involved in the task of making the country independent. He established his ashram at Sabarmati. In the ashram, he tried to end caste system spread in Hindu religion by honoring people of all religions and castes.
The untouchables, who were called low caste, named it 'Harijan' i.e. the people of God. At this time India was a slave of the British. He fought for the independence of the country. Non-cooperation movement, opposed to the salt law known as Dandi Yatra. Went to jail many times. Many Indians jumped on your call for freedom. Seeing the poverty and pitiful condition of Indians, you too started wearing only dhoti.
Abandoning all pleasures, he became an ordinary Indian. The whole world looked on with surprise when this slim thin man shook the foundation of the British state with his self-confidence and non-violence. Your untiring efforts on 15 August 1947 gave India independence. People lovingly named him 'Bapu'.
He is the new creator of our nation of India, so he has the distinction of being the father of the nation. You have removed many evil practices like untouchability etc. from the country. Educated the whole world about truth, love and non-violence.
It is our good fortune that such a great soul was born on the land of India. It was India's misfortune that after independence, the country of India got divided into two sections. Gandhiji drowned in the ocean of sorrow, but it was also sad that on 30 January 1948 when Gandhiji was going to a prayer meeting, a killer Nathuram Godse shot and killed him. Bapu gave up his life by saying 'Hey Ram'.