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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

During the 20th century there were many great individuals throughout the world but none stand out more to me than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was an Indian nationalist leader, who established his country's freedom through a nonviolent revolution. He considered the term’s passive resistance and civil disobedience inadequate for his purposes, however, and coined another term, Satyagraha (“truth and firmness”). He was a major part of World War I by recruiting campaigns. His whole life he worked for peace, which I think, is something to be admired and acknowledged by millions of people.
“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”

Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in Porbandar in the present state of Gujarat on October 2, 1869, and educated in law at University College, London. In 1891, after having been admitted to the British bar, Gandhi returned to India and attempted to establish a law practice in Bombay (now Mumbai), with little success. Two years later an Indian firm with interests in South Africa retained him as legal adviser in its office in Durban. Arriving in Durban, Gandhi found himself treated as a member of an inferior race. He was appalled at the widespread denial of civil liberties and political rights to Indian immigrants to South Africa. He threw himself into the struggle for elementary rights for Indians.
The United Kingdom granted India freedom on August 15, 1947. But Gandhi did not take part in the Independence celebrations. The partition of India into two nations India and Pakistan grieved Gandhi. The violent rioting...

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