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Mahatma Gandhi Leadership and Legacy

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Mahatma Gandhi Leadership and Legacy
By: Chance Hodgkinson, Noah Klitus, Adrian Rodriguez, Viraj Bh
Short Biography video
Leadership and Legacy continued...
Mahatma Gandhi's leadership and legacy left behind these qualities:
1.Faith in self
2.Resistance and Persistence
3.Forgiveness
4.Learning from mistakes and etc...
Mahatma Gandhi is known in the whole world for his principles of non-violence. He never resorted to violence and has won the war of independence of India just by non- violence. In his memory and honor, today “International Day of Non-Violence” is observed worldwide. If human resort to and resolve their problems and conflicts peacefully, without violence and cooperating with each other, thousands of innocent lives can be saved, that are often lost in wars.
These qualities show how much of a great leader he his and how much of a great legacy he left behind.
Background
Born an ordinary boy Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he later became known as the Father of the Nation or ‘bapu’. Mahatma Gandhi led India against the tyrannical rule of the Britishers. He fought silently and practiced ahinsa or non-violence. He believed and truth and only truth shall prevail and without harming a single soul, he got freedom to India. Civil disobedience movements, boycotts of foreign goods etc is show he showed his resistance towards the British. Eventually, The British left India and Gandhi became the face of the nation. He is, without doubt, one of the greatest leaders to have ever walked the earth.
Childhood
He had his schooling in nearby Rajkot, where his father served as the adviser or prime minister to the local ruler. In May 1883, the 13-year old Mohandas was married to 14-year old Kasturbai Makhanji in an arranged child marriage, as was the custom in the region. In 1885, when Gandhi was 15, the couple's first child was born, but survived only a few days; On 4 September 1888, less than a month shy of his 19th birthday, Gandhi traveled to London, England, to study law at University College London and to train as a barrister. His time in London, the Imperial capital, was influenced by a vow he had made to his mother in the presence of the Jain monk Becharji, upon leaving India, to observe the Hindu precepts of abstinence from meat, alcohol, and promiscuity.
Leadership and Legacy
Gandhi is considered as one of the most influential leaders. Without any official position, power or money, from humble beginnings he gained world prominence, helped achieve freedom and left a lasting legacy for us all. Many of Gandhi’s core principles are remarkably relevant in the realm of leadership competencies and self-development
In conclusion, Mahatma Gandhi had been one of the greatest leaders in history, his legacy had left behind Gandhi's India's independence movement in the 1930s and 40s by speaking softly without carrying much of a big stick, facing down the British colonialists with stirring speeches and non-violent protest. For his troubles, he's often named among the 20th century's most important figures and remains revered in India as a father of the nation. Also it inspired civil rights to come, India had finally gained independence in 1947 when Gandhi was 78. Gandhi was influential to future incidents to come. Like Martin Luther King Jr. is said to be have been heavily influenced by Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, believing it to be the only logical approach to the problem of race relations in America. He was truly a great leader.


Contribution to the World
The Legacy
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