Mahatma Gandhi – Short Speech 1.
It is such a pleasure to address you students and teachers present by way of speech. The subject of my speech shall be “Gandhiji”.
Mahatma Gandhi is well known for his non-violent resistant movement in India. Indian Independence has him to credit. He led the Indians to peacefully resist colonization and discrimination. According to him, justice was to be obtained not by engaging in violence but by operating on basis of truth and independence. He led Indians in disobeying European revolutionists and defying their policies.
Gandhi started his activism in South Africa where he was called to handle his first case after completing his legal studies. He observed the racism rates and discrimination against Indians in the country and opted to fight against it. He worked round the clock to ensure the liberation of Indians from oppression. When he went back to India, He organized and led the Indians in a series of economic boycotts with the most common one being the salt boycott in which he advocated for local ‘cooking’ of salts as to shun salts processed by the Europeans in violation to the rights of the Indians.
The activity of which was not received positively by the colonial administrators. It resulted in arresting of many Indians together with Gandhi. More and more Indians brought themselves to be arrested too resulting in the release of Gandhi and the arrested Indians, thereby attaining economic independence. Gandhi was later arrested severally and released while still in the battle to liberate Indians from colonial powers using peaceful means. After independence, Gandhi still subjected the Indians to nonviolence way of settling disputes within themselves.
As to conclude, it is worth noting that the mode of the revolution that Gandhiji tried to bring into force was to a great extent a clear indication of civilization. It could, however, be viewed from a different standpoint as dictatorship since the decisions to follow the system were final and not subject to discussion by the Indian authorities.
Thank you all for being attentive and listening to my speech. I highly appreciate.
By Ananda (2019)
Mahatma Gandhi – Short Speech 2.
Welcome dear teachers and my friends. Today I want to talk to you about a very famous personality who requires no introduction to us. He has left behind a trail of doctrines that have inspired and shaped the world. Moreover, it has placed India in a narrative of peace and non-violence at the global level. His famous saying “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind”. This famous personality is none other than the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the 2nd of October 1869 in Porbandhar, Gujarat. He went on to become a barrister in South Africa. The racial apartheid in South Africa awakened a spirit of resistance against oppression for Gandhi. He stood for the rights of the Native Africans and resisted the racial segregation policy of the Europeans who ruled South Africa. When he came back to India, the colonial oppression invoked him into action. He adopted the non-violent mode of protest to demand for the independence of India.
Mahatma Gandhi is well known as a figure of non-violence and ahimsa which got him the title Mahatma. He organised several protests along with the Indian National Congress and employed innovative methods to bring the attention of the British and to force them to give India her independence. Several of his protests were successful and inspired action across the world. The non-violent protest in South Africa headed by Nelson Mandela is reflections of Gandhi’s inspirational effect on the world.
A speech is not sufficient to summarize the legacy that was Mahatma Gandhi. He lived and died for peace and left behind a huge ideology for us. Silence is golden is something we can deduce from the life of Gandhi. With resistance is huge power and we need to follow this principle of non-violence to fight oppression because beating violence with violence is futile.
By Swetha (2019)
Last updated July 15, 2019.