A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
About This Billboard
Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869 to Hindu parents in the state of Gujarat in Western India. He entered an arranged marriage with Kasturba Kapadia when both were 13 years old. His family later sent him to London to study law, where in 1891 he was admitted to the Inner Temple and called to the bar.
Gandhi’s legal career took him first to South Africa, where he worked to improve the rights of immigrant Indians. While in Africa, he developed his creed of passive resistance against injustice, which he called “satyagraha” (“truth force”). He was jailed frequently because of the protests he led. Yet before he returned to India with his wife and children in 1915, he had radically changed the lives of Indians living in Southern Africa.
Back in India, it was not long before he took the lead in the nation’s long struggle for independence from Britain. He never wavered in his unshakable belief in nonviolent protest and religious tolerance. When Muslim and Hindu compatriots committed acts of violence, whether against the British who ruled India or against each other, he fasted until the fighting ceased.
India’s independence, when it came in 1947, was due not to a military victory, but to a triumph of human will. To Gandhi's despair, however, the country was partitioned into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. The last two months of his life were spent trying to end the appalling violence which ensued. In protest, he fasted until he was at the brink of death—an act which finally quelled the riots. Sadly, in January 1948, when Gandhi was 79 years old, an assassin killed him as he walked through a crowded garden in New Delhi to address an evening prayer meeting.
More than a half century after his death, Gandhi’s legacy lives on. Inspired by his lifelong commitment to nonviolence, notable leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela carried forth his work in their own nations. Today, his is a household name and an inspiration to many people, providing a reminder that for those who live by their beliefs, nothing is impossible.
Soul. Pass It On!
This billboard about Soul features Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948); non-violent leader of Indian independence.
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We can't have peace if don't make peace with ourselves, as lawyer and a human as he was, he understand the law the right of the people. He's faith and belief was strong enough because he knew the law and right of the people. Gandhi was actually a great man.
Kingdom Ayer , Ghana
Inspirational And Great Person
Isaiah , Burris
I love Gandhi is my hero
His philosophy, to be the change in the world, has fueled my passion to help teens discover the change they want to see in their lives, in their world.
Mary , Dallas, Texas
That guy had one of the strongest spirits of anyone I know, keeping peace and ending violence like that. why can't we all try to keep peace like he did?
Sarah G, Albany, New York
This man had some soul!
He had Soul because he utilized both ingredients of a Soul to the best of his ability: His intelligence and free will.
These stories are just like life saving drugs to the people who are in desperate situation. These are hope, these are driving forces, these stories remind we are humans and we are born to succeed and show the way to our next generation. Great work keep it up.
sai kiran madireddi, nalgonda india
I love these billboards. They make me feel like I can fly as high as I want.
jessica whitmer, kaysville utah
Your site is overflowing with humanity and soul. These are truly beautiful people on these pages. God bless you all.
Prakash C., India
Gandhi embodies the best in Humanity, showed us the way to summon our better angels and that we can be victorious with PEACE
Ahmed, M, Austin, TX
He was an awesome dude. Why did he have to go and get shot... Peace out.
Andrew Z., Ogdensburg, New York
I am doing a research on soul and this man has it all. It is crazy he could have that soul for all those people!
Kimberlee W., McMinnvillel, OR
Amazing how he could get so much done and have so many people actually follow him with his non violence beliefs, it is just truly inspirational.
Sara W., Sparta, MI
I salute this world leader. He is still a leader without any equal.
Ravi S., India
This story really inspired me to try new things and get through the hard times.
Sha, Eldora, Iowa
Brilliant. Absolutely inspirational. An amazing tribute as well.
Katie M., MAC, Oregon
Wonderful! What he said, what he did & how he made me feel.
Priya J, Jaora, India