As A Leader : Mahatma Gandhi As A Leader

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Mahatma Gandhi As A Leader Olarogba Oluwasegun- 900179728 Business 204/001-Fall 2017 November 5, 2017 Professor Beatrice Galatan-Spitzer Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi) was born on 2nd October 1869 at Porbander Gujarat. Ghandi was born into a middle-class family, he had his early education at Rajkot, he married to Kasturba. Then he went to England for higher studies. He was just an average student in his early childhood. Gandhi returned to India as barrister. He went to south Africa and did practice as a lawyer. He fought for the rights of Indians living there. He left his practice and came back to India. He worked for the freedom of India. He went to jail several times. He believed in truth and non-violence. He worked for religious unity and upliftment of untouchables. He started movements like “Satyagraha”, Non-cooperation and “Quit India movement” etc. he won freedom for India from British rule on 15 august 1947. He was a great humanitarian, he hated the evil but not the evil-doer. He did not nurse any ill-will even against his worst opponents. Gandhi was a pragmatist. Gandhi practiced whatever he preached. He respected all the religions of world. In his life and teachings, he assimilated the good points of all religions. He adopted non-violence from the Jain and Vaishnava saints, love and sacrifice from the life of Jesus Christ and Karmayoga from the Gita. (Hefner, P 2004). He treated truth at par with God.

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