Published on September 30, 2011
PowerPoint Presentation: MAHATMA GANDHI PowerPoint Presentation: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar . A pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. PowerPoint Presentation: Early life & background In May 1883, the 13-year-old Mohandas was married to 14-year-old Kasturba Makhanji . He Studied law in London at University College London. PowerPoint Presentation: Major Accomplishments Non-cooperation movement September 1920 to February 1922 : led by Mohandas Gandhi, and supported by the Indian National Congress. Salt Satyagraha (Salt March) began with the Dandi March on March 12, 1930. It was a campaign of nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India. PowerPoint Presentation: Quit India Movement launched in India in August 1942 in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for immediate independence. On July 14, 1942, the Indian National Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence from Britain. The draft proposed that if the British did not accede to the demands, massive civil disobedience would be launched. PowerPoint Presentation: Principles, practices and beliefs Truth & Satyagraha : Gandhi dedicated his life to the wider purpose of discovering truth, or Satya . He tried to achieve this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. Nonviolence : Although Gandhi was not the originator of the principle of non-violence, he was the first to apply it in the political field on a large scale. The concept of nonviolence (ahimsa) and nonresistance has a long history in Indian religious thought. PowerPoint Presentation: Simplicity : Gandhi earnestly believed that a person involved in public service should lead a simple life. He first displayed this principle when he gave up wearing western-style clothing, which he associated with wealth and success. Gandhi dressed to be accepted by the poorest person in India, advocating the use of homespun cloth ( khadi ). Swaraj , Self-Rule : Gandhi was a self-described philosophical anarchist and his vision of India meant India without an underlying government.He once said that "the ideally nonviolent state would be an ordered anarchy." PowerPoint Presentation: Gandhi Jayanti Gandhi Jayanti is a National Holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation." Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on the 2nd of October. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all Indian states and union territories. It is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.