The man who followed the pathway of Non-violence

orchids_blogpostMahatma, father of our nation! Gandhiji! Bapu! Known by these names is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was a great freedom fighter who was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar in the state of Gujarat. At the age of 18, he went to England to study law. After completing his studies he was trained as a barrister in Mumbai. After six years, he went to South Africa where he worked for an Indian firm. The humiliating experience that he felt of the racial discrimination in South Africa made him anxious. He started his own way of opposing and disputing called “Satyagraha” through which he started the non-violent form of protesting. In 1915, he came back to India and started organizing the people. He conducted various movements that organized the people to struggle against the British for freedom in a peaceful and non-violent manner. Besides, he conducted different movements like Non-cooperation movement, Dandi March and quit India movement which were more successful and played a major role in the struggle for Independence of India. His birthday is observed as the International day of non-violence by the United Nations Organization.