Mahatma Gandhi - The Father of Nation
Mohan Das Karamchandra Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma and the father of the nation was a soul extraordinaire, indisputably one of the greatest human beings ever walked on the Earth. The 20th century is by and large dominated by his brilliance, his philosophy and his philanthropy. He was a modern Messiah, whose life was an inspiration for the pursuit of one single philosophy of the life i.e. Truth.
In the era dominated by colonial injustice and political violence, he propagated a new way of life- to fight injustice with the weapon of Satya and Ahimsha (Truth & non Violence). How idealistic it may sound today, but the man had not only shown his faith in it but also demonstrated the world about its fruitful implication by gifting every Indian his most coveted possession- freedom, freedom against the British Raj.
Today when the threat of Violence, wars, terrorism and human injustice looms large and dividing the world into fragments, Gandhi ji’s constructive philosophy of Truth & non Violence once again seems relevant. It has capability of addressing these evils in a more constructive way. Thus it is quite essential to espouse his idea of universal welfare as a major guiding force in making this world more civilized, peaceful and free from any injustice.
Only the person with considerable self esteem, unflinching faith in humanity and detachment can find sanity; the forte of Mahatma’s personality, in this alienated, crime inflicted, violence ridden society. Mahatma Gandhi today is not a person but an idea, a legend who single handedly led the fight against colonialism, racial discrimination, economic exploitation and above all war of Indian Independence. However, the core of his political and societal campaigns always lied in humanity which was the pivot of his very existence. And what else but the novel weapon of Satya and Ahimsa was his unique way to fight against all these atrocities. The weapon of Satya and Ahimsa never failed him.
Mahatma Gandhi’s life and philosophy was the manifestation of justice and liberty for human. The every single breath was dedicated toward seeking the ultimate truth i.e. the God. His life is a message, a thesis which will guide and should be preserved for the posterity.