10 Lines on Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest leader of his times and the millions of people used to respect and follow him. He completely changed his attire and wore a simple loincloth, which, he thought, would let him connect to Indian poor. He took an active part in the Indian Independence Movement and led India to the path of Independence through truth and righteousness.

Ten Lines on Mahatma Gandhi

Set 1

1) Mahatma Gandhi had born in a Hindu family on 2nd October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.

2) His father Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi was Diwan of Porbandar.

3) Mahatma Gandhi married to Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia in May 1883.

4) On 4th September 1888, he left for London for higher studies.

5) He was a civil right activist in South Africa from 1893 to 1914, fighting against colour discrimination.

6) He returned to India in 1915 and joined the Indian National Congress.

7) Gandhi ji started the first movement against British rule, Champaran Satyagraha in 1917.

8) He launched non-cooperation movement on 01 August 1920 after Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

9) He had started Salt/Dandi March on 12th March 1930 and continued till 06th April 1930.

10) Nathuram Godse, a right-wing advocate of Hindu Nationalism, assassinated Gandhi on 30th January 1930.


Set 2

1) Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of the Indian Independence Movement against British rule.

2) He inspired civil rights and freedom movements across the world.

3) The title “Mahatma” was given to him in South Africa in 1914.

4) In India, Mahatma Gandhi was fondly called Bapu and Gandhi Ji.

5) Mahatma Gandhi belonged to a merchant caste family from coastal Gujarat in India.

6) He returned to India in 1915 and started mobilizing farmers against excessive taxes.

7) He was imprisoned on several occasions for many years in South Africa and India.

8) Mahatma Gandhi wore simple yarn clothes woven with yarn hand-spun on a charkha.

9) He was strict a vegetarian and undertook fasts for protests and self-purification.

10) Mahatma Gandhi undertook his last fast on 12th January 1948 at the age of 78.


Set 3

1) Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest freedom fighter of India ever born.

2) His policy of non-violence made him an instant hit among the Indian masses.

3) The policy of non-violence gave people a way to fight for freedom without being subject to violence.

4) His simple living and high thinking made him fondly called as Bapu.

5) Though he went for imprisonment for several times, it couldn't deter him from his freedom struggle.

6) Gandhi Ji’s last fast was to pressurize India for handing over cash asset to Pakistan.

7) Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia was 1-year older than Mahatma Gandhi.

8) Mahatma Gandhi had four sons – Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas.

9) Before leaving to Africa, Gandhi promised his mother that he would abstain from liquor and women.

10) His birthday on 2nd October is observed worldwide as the international day of non-violence.

Set 4

1) He was the great follower of truth and non-violence and supported it throughout his life.

2) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, active politician and freedom fighter.

3) The main campaign ran by Gandhi Ji during freedom struggles are Champaran Satyagraha, Kheda Satyagraha, Non-cooperation Movement, Salt Satyagraha etc.

4) Gandhi Ji had pursued his degree in law from London University.

5) Mahatma Gandhi had joined the Indian National Congress in 1920.

6) Despite being nominated for 5 times, Gandhi Ji had never won Nobel (Peace) Prize.

7) Gandhi Ji was the winner of the ‘Time Magazine of the year’ award in 1930.

8) Gandhi Ji had died at Gandhi Smriti formerly known as Birla House.

9) India celebrates his birthday as the Gandhi Jayanti every year.

10) The Indian Government has declared 30 January as Martyrs' Day.


Mahatma Gandhi had shown the path to millions towards independence and self-rule using policies of non-violence and civil disobedience. He was the greatest freedom fighter who has proved to the world that the greatest of battles could be fought and won by applying peaceful methods. We all must take active participation in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, commemorating the birth of India’s Greatest Leader and freedom fighter and must remember his teachings and beliefs.

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