WHY DO WE ADMIRE HIM??
MAN OF INDIAN NATIONALISM
Gandhi was not only a man of action but also a man of ideas.Detailed studies have undertaken on his philosphy of life and on his poitical,social,religious and economic ideas.
We admire because of his deeds and character which are as follows..(EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK"TRIALS OF INDEPENDENCE" BY B.R.AGARWALA
VIRTUES AND CHARACTER
- 1.QUALITY OF HELPING PEOPLE AT HOUR OF NEED
- 2.STOOD AGAINST SOCIAL EVILS
- 3.WORKED FOR GENDER EQUALITY
- 4.SIMPLE LIVING HIGH THINKING
- 5.SATYAGRAH AND NON-VIOLENCE
QUALITY OF HELPING OTHERS AT HOUR OF NEED
At the age of nineteen, he was sent to England at the University of England and at law school. He arrived at London in September 1888.After completing his studies, he returned to India in 1891.Soon he began practicing at the High Court of Bombay.
His elder brother Laxmidas who had sent him to England was practicing law and afterwards became government official.
In 1890-91 some 150,000 Indian emigrants were settled n South Africa, most of them having oppressive measures to prevent the immigration of Asiatic and to make the settled to leave. Through systematic prosecution, overwhelming taxes to the most humiliating police ordinances and outrages of all sorts, ranging from looting and destruction of shops and property to lynching, and their life was made intolerable. Laxmidas had sent him to South Africa to fight against the wrongs committed by government to Indian labourers.In 1893 he reached there. He was not familiar with the situation I south Africa but came to know from the very starting .In Natal and particularly in Dutch Transvaal, he was thrown out of the hotels and trams ,insulted , beaten and kicked.He waited for long 12 months for his contract to expire.
But the quality of leadership and helping others come from the fact that he didn’t leave after his contract expired because he learned that The South African Government was planning to pass a bill depriving the Indins of the franchise.
The Indians in Africa were helpless, unable to defend themselves; they were completely unorganized and demoralized.
He realized it would be wrong to leave the fellow Indians living in South Africa at that critical time.
He considered his prime duty to emerge as a leader to help them. He gave prime importance to education as it helped a lot in epic struggle between spirit on one side and government power. He proved the illegality of the Asian Exclusion Act by winning the case.(INFORMATION TAKEN FROM BOOK “MAHATMA GANDHI” BY ROMAIN ROLLAND