Today India is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’. The birth date of Mahatma Gandhi is also observed as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’.
Mahatma Gandhi always stood for peace and valued it above political and ideological conflicts. He was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist.
Gandhiji forced the British to bow down without picking up armors. Mahatma Gandhi along with other freedom fighters constrained the Britishers to leave India. His principle of non-violence led India to independence and inspired other movements like; movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts were such that you will feel right at every turn of life even today and beyond. He always promoted knowledge as an all-round education, not just literacy.
According to Mahatma Gandhi, a child’s development is not just limited to his mind. He stressed on the development of a child as a whole.
Here we are sharing some inspirational quotes said by Mahatma Gandhi to encourage people towards education.
♦ Education should be so revolutionized as to answer the wants of the poorest villager, instead of answering those of an imperial exploiter.
♦ Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.
♦ True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.
♦ What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.
♦ Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?
♦ Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man-body, mind and spirit.
♦ The aim of university education should be to turn out true servants of the people who will live and die for the country's freedom.
♦ Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
♦ You must be the change you wish to see in the world
♦ The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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