My Favourite Leader – Mahatma Gandhi
India has produced many great leaders. The history of its freedom movement is crowded with leaders. They served the country with heart and soul. They made supreme sacrifices to get the country freed from the British rule. Some were tortured and some were hanged. They left behind them foot-prints on the sands of time. My favourite leader is Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi was born in a common family. After his schooling he went to England to study law. He became a barrister. When he came back, he was sent to South Africa. In Africa he saw Indians maltreated and insulted. He himself was insulted several times. He launched movements to uphold the dignity of Indians. He came to India and decided to fight against the Britishers.
Mahatma Gandhi organised the people of his country. He prepared them to struggle for the freedom of the country. He launched many agitations. He violated the rules of the government. He started movements like Non-Co-operation and Quit India. He spent a major part of his life in different jails. He adopted the weapons of non-violence and strike.
Mahatma Gandhi was a true representative of common people. He tried to live like them. He championed the cause of the poor people. Although he looked weak and thin, he had a powerful soul in him. He was a man of strong will-power. The Britishers were afraid of him.
Finally he succeeded in achieving his objective. The Britishers had to bow before his fighting capacity. They left India for ever in 1947 unfortunately he was shot dead on 30th January 1948. People like Gandhi never die. They live in their hearts. He is rightly called the father of the nation.