Gandhi Jayanti is one of the prominent Indian festivals. Gandhi Jayanti signifies Mahatma Gandhiji’s birthday on 2nd of October. Gandhiji is one of the well-known personas in the world and a great icon of India who brought upon the freedom movement in India. By remembering his birthday in the name of Gandhi Jayanti, we Indians remind ourselves of our past and the ways to cherish the greatness of our nation. We all know Gandhiji as Mahatma, Father of our nation and an iconic character who brought about the freedom for our nation.
Above all, he was a good man with great character. Most of us think of him only with respect to our freedom struggle and independence. However, the entire world knows about him as a great personality. This cannot be only with respect to our freedom struggle because colonization was common throughout the world during the days of imperialism where many countries fought and attained freedom. However, everyone remembers Gandhi for his principle, character, and way of life. Here are 10 important qualities of Mahatma Gandhi for the better life on Gandhi Jayanti.
10 Important Qualities of Mahatma Gandhi for better life on Gandhi Jayanti
Mahatma Gandhi is known in the whole world for his principles of non-violence. He never resorted to violence and was the most prominent figure in the non-violent side of movements for the independence of India. In his memory and honor, today “International Day of Non-Violence” is observed worldwide. If we begin to resort to and resolve our problems and conflicts peacefully, without violence and in cooperation with each other, thousands of innocent lives can be saved that is lost in mindless wars.
Gandhi, as a child, during the time of inspection in the school, when his teacher helped him to copy the answers, proved his mettle by plainly rejecting the offer. This little incident tells us that, even at the early age, external image or opinion didn’t matter him much. He did have a strong value system and inbuilt convictions in him.
Mahatma Gandhi was thrown into jail, beaten on the roads; many people conspired to kill him and many assassinations were attempted on his life. But he forgave them all. He always forgave the people that might have hurt him in any way.
Mahatma Gandhi wasn’t perfect from the beginning. When he was a child, he lied, he stole, he fought, he cheated, easily gave in to temptation, was too much for material things and fake recognition. Some of his actions were condemned in his own land, by his trusted circle of people. He made mistakes throughout his life but always strived to avoid making the same mistake twice. He often failed but tried to rectify his shortcomings.
Going through the life of Gandhi, I feel more and more convinced that he was not a self-centered person. Even when the whole nation was rejoicing, at the independence,, he spent time in a far way place alone. The praise, the slogans, the honor, did not matter him much. He was clear about his way and his goals.