College Papers

This mixture is surely rare

This mixture is surely rare, but here in India we had one who satisfied all the criteria. He is Mahatma Gandhi and my ideal leader. He was a qualified barrister and subsequently went to South Africa where he found the Indian community suffering with humiliation and degradation. He took up the cause of his countrymen and organized the famous ‘passive resistance’ movement. For ten years, he struggled, suffering impris¬onments and other punishments which ultimately led in getting many of the anti-Indian laws amended. In the next few years, he became a political leader whose integrity was admired by all. In an age of violence Gandhi fearlessly preached and practiced the gospel of non¬violence. Gandhiji brought the weapons of noncooperation and civil disobedience to the unarmed Indians.