How Did Mahatma Gandhi Help Humanity?


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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian humanitarian leader and one of the greatest figures in the world. He will forever be remembered as the pioneer of a movement known as 'Satyagraha' which means resistance by means of mass civil disobedience, based upon ahimsa or non-violence. This movement has become one of the most zealous and primary philosophy of freedom struggles all over the world.

He used his ideas and philosophy to lead the freedom struggle in India and was one of the foremost leaders of the country. He led the Indian National Congress and always worked towards the alleviation of poverty, brotherhood, the liberation of women, to end caste discrimination and untouchability as well as for Indian economic self-sufficiency. His ideal was the goal of Swaraj which means self-rule for India.

His ideas principles and teachings are alive and relevant to the issues presently facing the country. They inspired many civil rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. Gandhi is revered even today and his legacy will live on.

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