Mahatma Gandhi

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Mohandas (Mahatma: “great-souled one”) Ghandi became known for non-violent marches and strikes to protest the treatment of his people and showed the following qualities:

  • COMPASSION: Gandhi established a committee of medical volunteers to treat African Zulu soldiers wounded in conflict after their noncompliance with a British tax on the Zulu people.
  • COLLABORATION: Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress in 1894 to fight discrimination against Indian immigrants in South Africa. Through organizing, the congress gathered the support of over 10,000 Indian immigrants to sign petitions and support anti-discrimination movements.
  • RESPECT: Gandhi did not eat meat because he did not believe in harming living creatures.
  • CELEBRATION: When Gandhi opened his ashram, he invited people of all castes to come practice religion together.
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