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Indian freedom fighter, 'Father of Nation'


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is the pioneer of Satyagraha. He is fondly called Mahatma Gandhi and Bapu. Mahatma Gandhi is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation and his birthday is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday in India. October 2 is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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 It is now my opinion that in all Indian curricula of higher education there should be a place for Hindi, Samskrit, Persian, Arabic and English, besides of course the vernacular. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
 Today I know that physical training should have as much place in the curriculum as mental training. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
 A man of truth must also be a man of care. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
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 One golden rule is to accept the interpretation honestly put on the pledge by the party administering it. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
 A convert's enthusiasm for his new religion is greater than that of a person who is born in it. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
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 Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
 Selfishness is blind. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
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 But all my life though, the very insistence on truth has taught me to appreciate the beauty of compromise. I saw in later life that this spirit was an essential part of Satyagraha. It has often meant endangering my life and incurring the displeasure of friends. But truth is hard as adamant and tender as a blossom. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
 I had learnt at the onset not to carry on public work with borrowed money. 
— Mahatma Gandhi An Autobiography (1927)
 A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. 
— Mahatma Gandhi