Posted: May 25, 2011 in Icons, The NamoLeague Times
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Gujarat and its freedom can be called almost synonymous to Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. As Indians, his life, work and principles are all a part of us. Gujarat has witnessed Gandhi as a role model over the years and his presence can be felt everywhere even today. A traveler, who came from Europe was asked: ‘What do you wish to see in India?’ His reply was: ‘The Himalayas, The Taj Mahal and Mahatma Gandhi.’ He is known and adored for his qualities of truth, non-violence and love. He never practiced evil nor did he consider the wrong doer as wicked. All these qualities made him gain the name ‘Mahatma’ in Gujarat. Gandhi was a father to many thoughts, struggles, Satyagrah, and above all ‘The Father of the Nation.’ All he wished for was ‘Ramraj’ – the kingdom of God on Earth. Love would be the sole law there. All would be dutiful. There would be no distinction of caste, religion and community. No one would be treated as untouchables. The intellectual worker and the manual worker would be equal; neither could claim superiority. There would be no intoxicating drinks. Women would be honored. Every one would be ready to give up his life for the good of his country. Gandhiji called such a state of society ‘Sarvodaya (The Prosperity of All). Mahatma Gandhiji, called ‘Bapu’ by his loving countrymen, will ever be remembered as a saint & a great leader of men..

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