There is absolutely no second thought when anyone says that Mahatma Gandhi was the among best person who ever existed. With the amount of good work that he did for the people and the society earned him the title of Bapu. Still when he is not around, there are lots and lots of respect provided to him by the people situated in every corner of the world. Among the numerous number of work which he had done for the betterment of the society we have here listed the top ten such greatest things which makes him even more great. Here follows the list next.
10. Started Salt March
In the year 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Salt March from the place called as Ahmedabad. His march continued for 388 kilometers to the place called as Dandi which is in Gujarat. He started this salt march against the Britishers who were imposing the salt law on the people who were involved in the salt business in Gujarat. This not only destroyed their business but was also an extra unnecessary burden on them. On 12 March he started this march to show the Britishers that they will not act according to their will. This march continued till 6 April and many people from around the country joined this march.
9. Wrote His Autobiography
All through his life Gandhiji led his life with example and then later on he wrote his own autobiography which was named as “The Story of My Experiments with Truth”. This autobiography covered every little aspect of Gandhi’s life, his struggles in South Africa and then in India. It also covered his childhood struggle which made him such a noble person. This autobiography is like an inspiration for the millions of people who have read it. They learnt the fact that there might be hundreds of problem in your life but we should not get frightened from them and should make them our source of motivation.
8. Set Example for People to Follow his Footsteps
There is no second thought the today there are millions of people around the globe as well as many organisation which are working on the teachings of this noble man. He gave society the new idea so as to how things can be done without any kind of unnecessary violence and all through his life he did so many good things that it gives inspiration to the people so as to how they should live their life too. He taught that we should think our self as superior to any other people and should live with humanity and love for everyone. Many international leaders such as Martin Luther King and other followed his footsteps so as to work for the betterment of the society.
7. Fought for the People Who Were Considered as Untouchables
One of the major thing for which Mahatma Gandhi fought all through his life was the fact that he considered every single person as the same and according to him there is absolutely no reason why anyone should be discriminated on the basis of this. And so while he was in South Africa or in India he fought against it. He treated every single person with same attitude and that is something which is incredible. His teaching on this which says not to discriminate people on the basis of race, religion, and sex is something which should be followed for the betterment of the society.
6. Started Non Cooperation Movement
Right in the year 1920, when Mahatma Gandhi left the Indian National Congress and was fighting for India’s freedom struggle with some of his trusted people and his newly launched Swaraj Party, he started the Non Cooperation movement in which the people were involved in a large scale. They just started not to cooperate in every little thing which was done under the guidance of the British authorities and forced them to think about their future stay in the country. He called off his non-cooperation movement when Chauri Chaura incident took place as it was against its principles.
5. Started Civil Disobedience Movement
In the year 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started a new movement with the aim to throw the Britishers out of the country and save the people from the clutches of the ruthless Britishers. This movement is said to be the one of the milestone which ever happened in India’s freedom struggle. This civil disobedience movement was started to slap the Britishers face by not following the laws which were made according to their constitutions and according to Mahatma Gandhi this was also done by following the foot step of non-violence. This is one such incident which shook the Britishers from its core.
4. Gave INC New Agenda and Principles
Just after Gandhiji returned from South Africa where he was fighting for civil rights, he joined the Indian National Congress along with the support of different leaders which were there in Indian National Congress. It was in the year 1915 that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi took over the reign as the party president of the INC and then in his tenure while being the Congress president, he gave the party and its follower’s new principles and ideas to work upon. Although his ideas were rejected by many fellow leaders and that became the reason why he left INC and formed a new party named as Swaraj Party.
3. Follower of Non Violence
Mahatma Gandhi was the true follower of the non-violence and he believed that there was absolutely no need of violence in getting the things done as per the need. He believed that the same things can be done even you follow the non-violence approach. Although the path of the non-violence is something in which there will be more struggle and efforts but then it is far more beneficial as it does not involve any loss of human life, which is the most important thing. He believed there is no such thing which can’t be obtained while following the foot step on the roads of non-violence.
2. Started Civil Rights Movement in South Africa
When Mahatma Gandhi went to the South Africa to practice law, he was very much disappointed by the attitude that people had for the people belonging to certain section of the society. He felt that the discrimination that was made was absolutely not right and this should be avoided so that South Africa can progress in every field. There were large sections of people in the South Africa who not only supported him in his noble cause but also came forward to work for it. Finally it was his effort and hard work in this field which made thing good in South Africa.
1. Led India’s Freedom Struggle
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the prime people who led the India’s freedom struggle. We can say that it was his idea to lead the freedom struggle of the country with the aim of non-violence. With his determined approach, this made the Britishers think about their stay in India. Whenever we will talk about the freedom struggle which took place in India and how India managed to get back from the clutches of the Britishers, Mahatma Gandhi is the first person who will be remembered then. His efforts in this field proved to be one such thing which motivated millions of people across the country to fight for their freedom.