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Oct 1, 2009
Name: Mahatma Gandhi
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , India

        

Credits to Gordon J Millar who created this group at: http://www.ipeace.me/group/gandhimanofpeace

          Happy 140th Birthday Bapu

We will not let the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi without paying our tribute to this great soul.

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." Albert Einstein

Gandhi ~ man of peace Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar in Gujarat.

Known as 'Mahatma' (great soul), Gandhi was the leader of the Indian nationalist movement against British rule, and is widely considered the father of his country. His doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress has been hugely influential.

On January 30th 1948, he was assassinated in Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Throughout his life, Gandhi was voracious defender of peace through the principles of non-violence and non-cooperation. Was with them that Gandhi fought for all people in India live in harmony, cooperating with each other for a strong and united India.
The legacy of Gandhi is a reference to date worldwide. Cover of numerous magazines, the subject of studies, books and movies, some reference in many political speeches, street name in many cities in tribute statues, Indian on the ballots, and in museums and memorials, and notable absence among the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Gandhi deserves to be celebrated and remembered! It is no coincidence, therefore, that one of only three national holidays in India is named after him.

     See full size imageGandhi,helped lead his nation of India to freedom, by first uniting the people, who were of all different religions. Those being Muslim,Hindu and Sik. The people were the only way which they could fight the British. By uniting to create one strong force, which was the goal of freedom. If they weren't united then the British could easily defeat them, which was what they had been doing to the Indians all along. They used their weaknesses to take power.
The biggest thing that Gandhi was known for was fighting using civil disobediences. He never encouraged his people to fight back. He taught them that violence was not the answer to solving their problems. Fighting using civil disobedience made the British look really bad. They tortured them, killed and arrested the Indians. After a while the Indian people grew tired and started to fight back. One of the major things that symbolized the outbreak of violence was the massacre at the field which killed many people, including children and women. The people responded using violence. All over India reports of Indians killing or beating guards came through. Gandhi became very disappointed. From the beginning all he ever taught his people was to protest using peace. He responded to these outbreaks of violence by going on a hunger strike.
Soon reports of Ghandi dying, scared the people into stopping the violence. Ghandi's acts of civil disobedience, formed the center of many civil leaders in America. One being DR. Martin Luther King Jr. Ghandi became the voice of the people. Do to his leadership and courage, India is now free. Of course it would have happened eventually but thanks to Ghandi, this happened using non violence. Which later spoke more than words. At the end Ghandi died, fighting for what he knew was right. Ironically, one of his own people killed him. Not the British but a Hindu extremist. Because of Ghandi India is what it is today.

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