Gandhi Smriti – the final footsteps of a peaceful giant

On one of my visits to India a few years back, I visited the Gandhi Smriti museum, the place where Gandhi spent his final days and where he was shot during his morning walk across the compound. In the garden you can backtrack his last steps, which are painted as red footprints on the ground.

Mohandas Karamchand (“Mahatma”) Gandhi, born in 1869, was an Indian activist, fighting against British colonial rule. He was against all forms for violence and fought with non-violent methods, such as civil dispbedience and hungerstrike. Later the pacifisism was founded based on the Gandhi principles.

The person may be dead, but the legend lives on…

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