Mahatma Gandhi’s earthly journey came to an end on January 30, 1948. Raj Ghat is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation one day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi. Die Inschrift zeigen seine letzten Worte „Oh God“.
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Several members of his family worked for the state government. When Gandhi was 18 years old, he went to England to study law. After he became a lawyer, he went to the British colony of South Africa where he experienced laws that said people with dark skin had worse rights than people with light skin. He decided then to become a political activist, so he could help change these unfair laws. He created a powerful, non-violent movement. During Gandhi’s life, India was a colony of the United Kingdom, but wanted independence.
Gandhi was one of the most important people involved in the movement for the independence of India. He was a non-violent activist, who led the independence movement through a non-violent protest.