Mahatma Gandhi's Impact on the World

     Gandhi was the main inspiration for Martin Luther King Jr. in peaceful non-violent protesting. In the spring of 1950, Martin Luther King Jr. heard a sermon on Mahatma Gandhi. He became very interested in him and began an intensive study of his philosophy. Martin Luther King Jr. was especially impressed with Gandhi's Salt March, a nonviolent act of civil disobedience, and through this he came to understand the teachings of love your enemy and turn the other cheek.

     Another great leader in history, Albert Einstein, once said this statement after Gandhi's death, "Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood."

     Sir Ben Kingsley was an award winning actor who acted as Mahatma in the film Ghandi which was based on his life. Mahatma Gandhi's teachings were very inspiring and they impacted the lives of many.

     One of Mahatma's most famous quotes is, "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi inspired "Be The Change Day", formerly known as National Gandhi Day of Service. It's an annual day of service and civil engagement.