Gandhi Motivational Leader

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As Mohandas Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the world blind.” With that message of peace, Gandhi is portraying that violence will lead you nowhere. Throughout his lifetime he spread the word of “nonviolence” globally to people of all descent and is hoping it will be passed down to future generations. Mohandas Gandhi was an inspirational and motivational leader who left a long - standing impact on India, created powerful movements so that India would gain Independence, and has positively affected India itself and future leaders around the world. Gandhi’s early life was ironic from what you would expect. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the northwest of India (Mohandas Gandhi). Gandhi came from …show more content…
After he graduated from the University of Bombay with just a basic education. He then returned to India to study law. However, that turned out to be unsuccessful for him(“Mohandas” Britannica). Gandhi disliked his college and took the opportunity to go to England wholeheartedly. Although there were monetary difficulties and religious reasons that opposed his trip Gandhi 's family eventually raised the means to send him out of the country and were assuaged by his vows (“Mohandas” Britannica). When Gandhi was traveling, he learned a few things, this is his story. In 1893, Gandhi was taking a train to South Africa. He had a first class ticket but was not allowed to sit in the first class section, due to his skin color ("Mahatma Gandhi: A Short Biography."). This is when Gandhi’s idea of nonviolence arouse. In 1907 Gandhi started yet another campaign after many Indians burnt their registration cards that allowed them to move to South Africa. He convinced Indian women to convince workers to go on strike ("Mahatma Gandhi: A Short Biography."). At this point in Gandhi’s life he was a very experienced leader and set up his Ashram. His Ashram was devoted to a simple life, living like farmers and making their own clothes ("Mahatma Gandhi: A Short Biography."). Gandhi’s early life had a huge impact on his life after especially in his movements to gain independence from Great …show more content…
Although some independence was regained, the Mountbatten Plan formed 2 independent states, India and Pakistan. Gandhi 's whole plan of uniting India was officially demolished. After the separation, there was much violence. Due to this Gandhi left Delhi and travelled to Calcutta to fast as a way of bringing peace from all this violence (Mohandas Gandhi). Unfortunately, a hindu extremist shot him 3 times in the chest while traveling to a prayer.. Nearly a million people gather at Gandhi 's funeral at the Yamuna River. Globally, around the world, people come together as they mourn through the death of a once global/influential leader, who never had the opportunity to see his dream come true (Mohandas Gandhi). Many people still stand today, on January 30 as a day to remember Gandhi and his many

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