Celebrating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti


The legend. The man. The hero. Mahatma.

Every year on October 2nd, the world celebrates the incredible life and legacy of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi), also referred to as the ‘Father of India’. The day, which is also his birth anniversary (celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti) is a chance to honour the man who inspired generations and showed by example how one person can change the whole world through harmony.  

Born on October 2, 1869, Mahatma Gandhi was one of the key figures that led the India independence struggle against the British. He was instrumental in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the Dandi Salt March in 1930. He preached the power of peace and advocated the co-existence of all faiths under one society. He became a beloved stalwart and his ideas and ideals have resonated and endured. This year officially marks his 150th birth anniversary and we at Team CollPoll celebrate one of the greatest humanitarians the world has seen.

Here are some of the most inspiring quotes by the man millions still fondly refer to as Bappu.


“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”

 “The best way is to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”


“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”


“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”


“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”