Gandhi was a great freedom fighter. He loved dirty and poor people. He sacrificed his life to save untouchable people.
Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbunder, east India.
Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest thinkers. Simple man simple habits but high thinking; suggested all his life for truth, non – violence and justice. He was peaceful man.
He said that justices demanded the freedom of a country and any thing could be sacrificed for the attainment of that freedom.
Mahatma Gandhi’s attention was not confined only to political gains. He regarded life as an integral whole. The various branches of life were connected with each other and were not compartments.
The system of education, economy politics and other fields of human activity were related to each other in every detail. In the fields of education he wanted basic education which he called Nai Talim. The purpose of this education was the development of the personality of the students to the maximum extent. The study of books was only one of the functions of basic education. Education was also required to make the students productive and useful citizens of the society. He therefore wanted the introduction of practical education requiring the use of mind, body and organization of society for the production of goods. He was in favor of cottage industries and handicrafts, which he said, could developed in the village as ell as in town. He wanted the child of farmer to be educated.
The development of economic and industrial institutions in the country was a natural result of the type of education that he recommended. He, therefore, suggested that once we had the right type of education- the basic type- the country’s development in the economic field would automatically follow. His educational system also contributed to the development of political institutions. He recommended the decentralization of the political system which should start with village panchayat and lead up step by step to the central legislature.