The ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi, born on 2nd October 1869, was an eminent leader of the pre-independence period. He is a much revered leader and is considered as the international symbol of non-violence and peace. He drew such immense admiration for his contributions worldwide that his date of birth is observed as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’. A known figure of the Indian Nationalist Movement, Gandhi was the leading figure in almost all the freedom movements whether in India or in South Africa. He followed an ideology of non-violence on which all his campaigns were based.
Through his freedom movements like the non-cooperation movement, civil disobedience, or the Champaran movement, Gandhi always stood for the human rights. He gave his blood and sweat for the attainment of Indian independence from the clutches of the British colonial rule. With the support of millions of Indian masses, he finally took India’s freedom movement to the paths of victory. Gandhi has been a true inspiration for the past generations and also for the generations to come with his views on non-violence, tolerance, truth, and social welfare.
On the occasion of his 153st birth anniversary, let’s take a walk down the lane and have a look at some of the major nationalist movements led by him during his lifetime.
(please click Next to know the names)