He, though very shy, was an unremarkable student in his youth. He was thin and frail. He wore a simple loincloth and big, round glasses. He used to walk with cane and had a bit of a hunch. Nobody believed that he could be India’s founding father. That he could be the one who would struggle and protest along the road to independence. Well… he did. This selfless man was none other than Mahatma Gandhi.
After three years of Gandhi being detained, the British leave India! Winston Churchill loses the election, so the troops are called back immediately. Gandhi, after many years of suffering, protesting, being jailed, has achieved what he’d set out to do. Get India freedom and let everyone have equal rights. He is victorious! Finally, it is August 15, 1947, India has become an independent country.
Gandhi’s legacy lives on long after he is assassinated in January 30, 1948. Satyagraha is famous worldwide as a philosophy for freedom struggles throughout the world. Gandhi’s selfless actions inspires human rights movements across the world. It includes those of some civil rights leaders. Like, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X. The tiny man we knew is now the one strongest men we know. He has single-handedly pushed the British of India’s shoulders. Gandhi has not only caused change in India and South Africa, ….. but in the whole world!