Profile Of A Positive Leader

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Profile of a Positive Leader – Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, addressed as ‘Bapu’ or ‘the father of the nation’ in India, was born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar district, in the state of Gujarat. He is known to be one of the most influential leaders in the history. As a child, Gandhi was very curious and intelligent. As a result, he was accepted to study at the University College London where he successfully completed his degree in law and became a barrister. He then returned to India to begin his career, however, due to very little success, he accepted a job in South Africa with an Indian firm. Gandhi spent 21 years in South Africa, which define his life. He became more mature as a person and developed lot of his political…show more content…
Hence, he began campaigning for the rights of Indians, although, not all of his campaigns were successful. However, he gathered a lot of attention from the local Indian community. Resultantly, soon after he helped form an organization, ‘The Natal Indian Congress’, in 1894. This was his first step towards leadership as, at this point, he had a good number of followers and had formed his own organization; this is how he became a leader. As the years went by, Gandhi went through several incidents and struggles in Africa, however, eventually he achieved his goal as blacks were given equal rights as white. In 1915, Gandhi returned to India and thereafter fought for the Independence of the country. He was invited to join the Indian National Congress party which was the largest political organization in India, and at this point Gandhi had attracted many Indian followers due to his influential work in South Africa for the local Indians. By 1920, Gandhi became the sole leader of the Indian National Congress organization and this was a crucial point in his life as a leader since, at this point, he was the leader of the whole nation. This point onwards, Gandhi’s true journey, as a leader, began as he is known for his fight for the Independence of India Gandhi possessed several qualities, some of which he developed through the course of his life and some which he introduced, such as non-violence, which people still follow. According
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