PM Modi said,” that it makes every Indian proud to see the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the United Nations Headquarters”.
“It makes every Indian proud to see the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the @UN HQ. May the Gandhian thoughts and ideals make our planet more prosperous and further sustainable development.”
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was born on October 2, 1869, and died on January 30, 1948, was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance and later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world, lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule.
The honorific Mahatama, meaning “great-souled” or “venerable” in Sanskrit, was first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa and is now used throughout the world. Born into a Hindu family in coastal Gujarat, Gandhi was trained in the law at the Inner Temple, London. In June 1891, he was called to the bar at the age of 22. He moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit after two uncertain years in India, where he was unable to start a successful law practice. After moving to South Africa, he lived there for 21 years.
Gandhi first employed nonviolent resistance in a campaign for civil rights here, where he also raised a family. He returned to India in 1915 at the age of 45 and quickly began to organize peasants, farmers, and city workers to protest against excessive land taxes and discrimination.
Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women’s rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, and, above all, achieving swaraj or self-rule, when he assumed leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921. The short dhoti woven with hand-spun yarn was adopted by Gandhi as a mark of identification with India’s rural poor.
He began to live in a self-sufficient residential community, eating simple food and undertaking long fasts as a means of both introspection and political protest.
Gandhi led the Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930 and in calling for the British to quit India in 1942, bringing anti-colonial nationalism to the common Indians. He was imprisoned for many years in both South Africa and India.