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Gandhi Jayanti 2021: History, Quotes, Wishes, Status

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Gandhi Jayanti 2021: History, Quotes, Wishes, Status

On October 2, 1869, the world witnessed the birth of a ‘great soul’ or ‘Mahatma’. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, Gujarat to Putlibai Gandhi and Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi, the dewan (Chief Minister) of Porbandar state.

An Indian lawyer, nationalist and political ethicist, and a firm believer in Ahimsa (Non-violence), Gandhi Ji was not only the man who inspired freedom movements in the country, but he also raised his voice against social injustice prevailing at that time- from untouchability, caste system to racism. To commemorate his birth, 2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti.

Also, his birthday is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007.

Here are some of his best quotes and learnings from history’s one of the most influential leaders, which one must adapt in his/her life.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

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