Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, was not an outspoken leader in his school days. In his The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Gandhi says that he would often run home from school as he could not “bear to talk to anybody.”
Gandhi’s marathon walk from his ashram to the sea at Dandi (241 miles) at the age of 60 during the Salt march in 1930 is well documented. It is believed that he enjoyed long walks in high school. In London, Gandhi as a law student used to walk as many as eight to ten miles a day, which saved him ample money.
During a radio broadcast for the United States from England, Gandhi’s first words heard were, “Do I have to speak into this thing?”
Gandhi was named as the Man of the Year in 1930 by Time Magazine
. Gandhi used to regularly correspond with Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, whose ideals of nonviolent resistance had a profound impact on the Indian leader.
It is believed that Gandhi’s income as a lawyer in South Africa touched fifteen thousand dollars a year.
In his experiment to live modestly, Gandhi used to experiment on his diets. He started to live on fruits and goat’s milk.
Despite his dislike for photographs, Gandhi was the hugely photographed in those days.
The United Nations announced October 2 as the day of international day of ‘Ahimsa’
Despite studying law in England, Gandhi found it difficult to get a job in India which propelled him to travel to South Africa, where an Indian firm gave him a year-long contract to do legal work
Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this
one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth – Albert Einstein