Speech on Gandhiji

Speech on Gandhiji

Good morning everyone. I am here to present a speech on Gandhiji.

Popularly known as the Father of the Nation or Bapu, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869. His role and contributions to the Indian Freedom Movement is known to everyone, where he stands as a tall figure. Born to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai, Gandhiji spent his childhood like any ordinary kid.

At a very young age of 13 years, he was married to Kasturba Bai. However, he continued his studies and passed his matriculation and other exams. After completion of his college studies, he went to England to pursue the study of law. He became a barrister and returned to India. In 1893 he went to South Africa for some case, where he spent almost 20 years of his life. It was in South Africa that his social and political views were transformed. He begun nationalistic organizations for the Indians in the country along with starting the Tolstoy Farm.

In the year 1915, Gandhiji returned to India and joined the national freedom movement immediately and joined Congress. His first battle against the British was launching the Satyagraha movement. Non-cooperation movement and ahimsa (non-violence) were his weapons for fighting against the British. No one can ever forget the historic Dandi March and breaking of the Salt Law. Both these movements was led by this man. Gandhiji also fueled the fire for ‘Quit India Movement’ in the year 1942. When India got independence on 15th August 1947 from British shackles, one prominent name behind the victory was that of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Gandhiji had a frail body and used to be clad in cotton loin-cloth; he also led a very ordinary and simple life. He played a prominent role in upliftment of Harijans.

On 30th January 1948, Gandhiji was assassinated in the evening when his usual prayer meeting was held.

By Maanasi