Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, well known all over the world as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu for the Indians, has a reputation of being one the greatest political yet spiritual leader in India.
He led the whole nation towards a successful fight for freedom against the British who had captured our land for 100 years.
While the whole nation was going violent for freedom, Gandhi taught them a different way. He believed that instead of guns and bullets, things can be achieved by words and good deeds.
Mahatma Gandhi played a huge role in transforming the mindset of Indians at that time, otherwise, we might not have been able to call ourselves an Independent country.
He cared for people
He was not just a leader who cared for himself or the freedom of his country, he cared for the citizens of that country. Gandhi ji made people realize that they are losing their families and their own lives in these fights with the English. He made them understand that they can achieve a lot if they protest silently without any violence and people believed him because they could see how much he cared about them.
He was patient and made others too
Unlike many other freedom fighters, Gandhi ji believed that good results take time to come out. Hence, every time he started a revolution, he didn’t fight for immediate results but let the time play its role and see a larger impact. People understood his view of patience because of the results that Mahatma Gandhi got and became equally patient.
He appealed people emotionally
He was known as the Saint Leader or Saint Politician, which is why his name was famous as Mahatma Gandhi. This happened because he used to connect with people on an emotional and spiritual level. He never talked about war or violence but love and unity. Gandhi ji made the whole country understand that the unity amongst the citizens and love towards each other is the only thing that can help them succeed. The way he connected with them emotionally, filled Indians with empathy towards each other.
It is sad that our great leader Mahatma Gandhi taught us so many things and yet we live in a world where all these qualities are scarce.
On his birthday today, I really hope he was alive to teach this generation just what he taught Indians before independence.