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 adopt in his/her life.