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Describe a person from your country’s history. Why do you think this person was important?

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar, in the Gujarat state of India. He had is education in London and thereafter he travelled to South Africa. Here he experienced Racism. Mahatma was totally against the beliefs of race, caste, creed, colour of skin and untouchables. Gandhi was the firm believer of power of truth, non-violence and independence. He led a very simple life with very high thinking. He took-up the rights of Indians and instituted first campaign of passive resistance. These days there is frequent terrorism. Instances of bombarding, riots, arson, vandalism, ransacking, burning of trains, buses, public property thereby killing, men, women and children is very frightening, painful and pathetic. Mahatma Gandhi won the independence for India against the British Rule, with his way of peace, harmony and non-violence. Hence I think him to be the most important person for India.

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Gandhi Jayanti is a National Holiday observed in India. This holiday is to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (M.K.Gandhi). He was called as the Father of the Nation and Mahatma Gandhi (Mahatma Means a great soul). With a great love and respect he was most popularly called as Bapu. (Bapu means Father in Hindi). Mahatma Gandhi was a man of Simple Living and High Thinking and he was a firm believer of Non Violence.”He was born on October 2, 1869. Hence 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. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that the 2nd of October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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