Thursday, October 2, 2014

Remembering the great man who graced our lives...

  • Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize five times and the committee regrets not giving him the Nobel Peace prize to this day.
  • Gandhi is the source of inspiration to most number of Nobel Peace prize winners - atleast 6 winners have attributed their principles and methods to him.
  • Gandhi was responsible for Civil Rights movement in four continents and twelve countries Gandhi was arrested 14 times and spent a total of 6 years in prison.
  • The funeral procession of Gandhi was eight kilometers long.
  • As a percentage of population, Gandhiji still holds the record for most number of people attending a leaders political gathering. When he held a public meeting, upto 80% of the local population showed up.