Facts And Info about Mahatma Gandhi - FaqLabs

Monday, 2 October 2017

Facts And Info about Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi was One man Army who led multiple movements against the British in India that resulted in Independence for India in the year 1947. Completely driven by the Non Violence movements Gandhi proved that anything can be achieved by Non Violence and peaceful protests. Mahatma Gandhi is called as the father of Nation in India. He lived his life entirely for the country and led some of the major mass movements that ultimately freed India from the British that had ruled India for 150 years. 

He became great not because of his principles but because he followed them himself till the end. He followed whatever he said and that made him great. He led the freedom movement by example. His vision of "complete self Governance", Mission of "Quit India" , values of "Non Violence and strategy of "Non Co Operation and peaceful protest" gave India the freedom from British. Here are some facts about the Great Man.

1. Mahatma Gandhi's full name is Mohandas Karamchand gandhi. Petname "Mahatma" was bestowed to him by Rabindranath Tagore in year 1915.

2. Mahatma Gandhi is also popularly known as Bapu Ji or Gandhi Ji In India.

3. Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday 2nd October is very much celebrated in india and is a national Holiday. Mahatma Gandhi was born in the year 1869. This day is also celebrated as International Day OF Non Violence

4. Mahatma Gandhi was born in present Gujarat at Porbandar.

5. Mahatma Gandhi was married to 14 year old Kasturba Kapadia at the age of 13. 

6. Mahatma Gandhi's father died in the year 1885 when mahatma Gandhi was just 16 years old.

7. Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi had their first child when Gandhi was 16 but unfortunately the child died. Later they had 4 more children, all of them Sons.

8. Haridas, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas are the four sons of Mahatma Gandhi.

9. Gandhi left Gujarat in the year 1888 and went to London to study Law.

10. Gandhi Returned to India in the year 1891. When he returned back he got the news of his mother being no more.

11. Gandhi tried practising law in Bombay but was unsuccessful and returned back to Rajkot.

12. In the year 1893 at the age of 23; Gandhi sailed to south Africa to be his distant cousin's lawyer in Johannesburg.

13. Mahatma Gandhi had to face racial Discrimination in South Africa due to his skin colour.

14. Mahatma Gandhi spent 21 years in South Africa practising law and developing his political and social views.

15. Mahatma Gandhi returned to India after being convinced by "Gopal Krishna Gokhale" in the year 1915. Gandhi joined Indian National Congress and got introduced about the Indian issues.

16. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre led Mahatma Gandhi start the "Non Cooperation movement" that is considered to be one of the important events of Indian Independence Movement. The Non Cooperation movement was started on 1st Of August in 1920.

17. Non Cooperation movement was ended on 10 march 1922. Mahatma Gandhi was arrested on 18th March 1922 and was imprisoned for 6 years. The movement had already become the catalyst that later gave India the independence in 1947. 

18. Mahatma Gandhi launched Salt Satyagraha or the Dandi March to protest against the British monopoly in salt and introduction of tax on salt production.

19. Dandi march was started on 12th March 1930 to 6 April 1930 and lasted for 24 days.

20. Dandi March was started by mahatma Gandhi from his sabarmati ashram in Ahmadabad to the Dandi village that was 390 km away.

21. Mahatma Gandhi started the Quit India Movement  in 1942 while the world war II was in progress.

22. During the long movement of Quit India, Gandhi was arrested and imprisoned in the Pune's aga khan palace jail for 2 years.

23. India got its Independence on the 15th Of August in 1947. India was partitioned into 2 half's (India and Pakistan) as demanded by Jinah. Gandhi opposed the demand but was sanctioned by the British.

24. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on the 30th January 1948 at 5.17PM in the garden of "Gandhi Smriti" (then Birla House)

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