Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi took care to nurse his ailing father. While he was at South Africa, he strove hard to protect the interests of the Indian community living there. He discovered the mode of Sathyagraha struggle and adopted it to the situation there. He served the cause of Indian Independence adopting the same form of struggle. Gandhiji wanted to see God that is Truth fact to face. But unlike other earlier seekers, he did not go to the Himalayas seeking solitude and resort to penance there. He was sure that the caves of Himalayas would not serve the purpose of achieving his goal. He understood that by serving the people of the land, he could have the vision of Truth. He therefore engaged himself in the service of the Nation. As an individual, he applied his Soul Force, and gravitated all towards him, and became an unequalled leader. Gandhiji undertook a life style based on Truth. He conducted Sathyagraha struggles based on norms of Ethics. He elevated common people also and led them to a life based on Truth. He made the satyagraha struggle broad based one by ensuring the participation of the common people. He was hailed as Mahatma during his lifetime. He lived as a citizen of the world. He loved the whole world and the whole world paid tribute to him. Even today he is internationally acknowledged as the unparalleled leader of the world. It was the eminent Scientist, Einstein who pointed out that the life of Mahatma was so great that the future generations would refuse to believe that such a person lived in flesh and blood. Leave alone the future world, there is a lurking fear that the present generation youth may discard the life of Gandhiji as a legend and give up in despair that his life-style will not suit us. Fortunately, there are many films and photographs of episodes in his life. Government of India have compiled the talks, interviews and letters of Mahatma in hundred volumes. Apart from this, they have brought out Photo Albums. All these however serve the purpose of reference at Libraries. Gandhi Study Centre wanted to bring out a handy Photo Album of Gandhiji's life with textual explanations. In the right time, P.S. Educational Society of Chennai came forward to lend its support to the fruition of this ambition. The first Edition was brought out with English and Tamil explanations due to the efforts of Sri G.Rammohan, Sri K.Mohan, Dr. Devadatta and the Director of Gandhi Study Centre Mr.A.Annamalai. In response to the enthusiastic public support, two re-prints also came out in quick succession. Leaders of Sarva Seva Sangh desired that this should reach the Youth all over India. It was decided therefore, to bring out an edition with textual explanations in English and Hindi. Sarvodaya leader Mr.Thakurdas Bang motivated and helped us in various ways. Gandhian Scholar Professor Dr.M.Gnanam of Central Institute of Hindi, Mysore helped us by rendering Hindi translation of the text in real quick time. We offer our gratitude to all these people and all others who have supported this endeavour in one-way or the other. Our dream is that this volume should be in the hands of every one of the Youth of India. We are hopeful that you will support us in the fulfillment of this Dream.
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