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Posted by on March 16, 2012


The two great leaders who impacted the world, are Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi. These two great leaders shaped the world with their own thoughts and principles. Both had certain common goals to fight for like untouchability, discrimination, inequality and freedom for everyone.

In class IX we have a lesson “Abraham Lincoln’s letter to his son’s teacher”. We take this opportunity to compare the thoughts and principles with Mahatma Gandhi. The students did the work by searching through internet and books. In the letter Abraham Lincoln has appealed to the teacher to teach his son the values like ….

Dollar earned is of far more value than five found.

To teach wonders of books

To have faith in his own ideas

To beware of too much sweetness

Not to put price tag on his heart and soul

To have sublime faith in mankind.



Gandhiji and children:

Mahatma Gandhi wanted to teach children handicrafts because he believed that education ought to develop a person’s mind and soul. He felt that children needed to work with their hands, learn useful handicrafts and know how different things operated. This would develop their mind and their capacity to understand.

The destructive Seven Blunders of the World that cause violence:

  1. Wealth without  work.
  2. Pleasure without conscience.
  3. Knowledge without character.
  4. Commerce without morality.
  5. Science without humanity.
  6. Religion without sacrifice.
  7. Politics without principle.





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