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Transcript of Mahatma Ghandi
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Who Was He?
Although Gandhi was born in Porbander, India, his family moved to Rojkot, India when he was 7 years old. His parents were Putlibai and Karamchand Gandhi. He attended an all boy school. After he graduated high school, he had to decide where he wanted to go to college. He finally decided he was going to study in London. While he was in college, his mother died. As Gandhi grew up, he wanted to follow his mother's doings.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Gandhi's trip to South Africa
When Gandhi was 24, he visited South Africa to work as a legal representative for the Muslim Indian Traders. While he was in South Africa, he developed his political views, ethics and political leadership skills. Gandhi was an employed lawyer when he was working.Gandhi spend 21 years working for the Muslim Indian traders.
Gandhi and the Salt Act
On March 12,1930, Gandhi and 78 other followers started a march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt. He and the followers had to walk 241 miles. When British was ruling India, they had put high taxes on salt and they forced people to buy salt which the Indians used in their daily life. While Gandhi was marching to the Arabian sea, he addressed and lectured the Indians on how India should fight against the British in a non-violent way. On April 5, when they reached the Arabian sea, Gandhi was at the head of thousands of Indians.
Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."