One of the greatest men in the history of India is Mahatma Gandhi. He is aptly called The Father of the Nation. The way he gave shape and character to India's freedom struggle is worthy of a standing ovation. He sacrificed every bit of his life, his family, his lifestyle just for the sake of his country. The respect that he earned for himself despite leading a simple lifestyle is much appreciable. Mahatma Gandhi played a vital and active role in the freedom struggle of India. His non violent ways and peaceful methods were the foundation for gaining independence from the British.



Gandhi took his time to grow and develop his techniques to ensure that his actions made an impact. His faith in different religions was commendable. He listened to the teachings of Christianity with the same belief and faith he read the Hindu scriptures with. He was honest and truthful and this helped him throughout his life. Gandhiji, as he was called with respect, with his unique way of handling the challenges that his country had to face made it possible for Indians to attain complete Independence. Some of the major movements and freedom struggles led by him are described below. Non Co-operation Movement (1920-22)


Civil Disobedience Movement (1930-32)

Quit India Movement Independent India

fter the Quit India Movement the freedom struggle got even more intense and passionate. Entire India was united together in the movement for freedom. Everyone contributed what they could in the freedom struggle. The cry of Purna Swaraj (or complete independence) was raised. After much sacrifices and efforts, India gained its independence on the 15th August, 1947. This noble soul did not live long to enjoy the freedom he struggled for. On 30 January 1948 he was assassinated and he left for his heavenly abode with HEY RAM ! HEY RAM ! HEY RAM !