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 views due to the various struggles he went through his time in South Africa. He faced lot of racial discrimination and experienced a lot of injustice with Indians in South Africa. An example of this was when Gandhi was forced out of a first class compartment on a train to Pietermaritzburg only due to his color; he was not white. This was a critical juncture in Gandhi’s life as this made him think about all the struggles Indians were going through, not only in South Africa but back in India as well where locals were facing the same difficulties under the rule of the British. This is when Gandhi first got an opportunity to establish himself as a leader since he decided to extend his initial stay in South Africa and help Indians dissent…
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