Mahatma Gandhi Qualities

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Mahatma Gandhi is still remembered in our world today due to his beliefs and virtues. His main values were non-violence, truth, love and brotherhood. Due to his values India was freed from British control. This is also the reason why Indians call him the father of their nation. Gandhi’s full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandi. Born on 2 October 1869 in a small town named Porebandar in the province of Gujarat. His father was an officer in charge of Gujarat. He too was involved in the Independence movement. His mom was also seen as an influential person in the community. It is said that freedom and leadership ran in their blood. Born into a privileged caste, Gandhi was lucky enough to receive a good education, however he proved to be a mediocre…show more content…
Gandhi has many prodigious qualities like being calm, getting things done non-violently and being a great leader. This qualities influenced great people around the world like Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Al Gore and Albert Einstein. One of his greatest followers was Martin Luther King. He had read about Gandhi in many books and was great influenced by his thinking. MLK was so fascinated by Gandhi’s non-violent movements that he started the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. This later became one of the most famous and important boycott in America. MLK also visited India in 1959 to know where about Gandhi’s movements like the salt march. He said Gandhi’s approach of nonviolent resistance would “bring about a solution to the race problem in America”. Another well renowned of his followers was Nelson Mandela. He believed in him like a god. "I could never reach the standard of morality, simplicity and love for the poor set by the Mahatma," Mandela said. "While Gandhi was a human without weaknesses, I am a man of many weaknesses”. Even after being called the “Father of South Africa” he still thinks that he is nothing compared to Gandhi. This shows the gratitude of Mandela and Gandhi’s influence over him. He was most swayed by Gandhi’s philosophy of Satyagraha. Satyagraha is a philosophy which states that one can only fight evil and not get corrupted by it’s darkness by fighting non-violently. Gandhi didn’t just influence political leaders but also great scientists like Albert Einstein. Einstein was quite angry with the political leaders around him at is time to their politics. This is the reason he liked Gandhi as he was trying trying to push the movement of non-violence and just like Mandela he liked the philosophy of Satyagraha. “I believe that Gandhi 's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use

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