Google is showing interactive animated Doodle for celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday
Google is showing interactive animated Doodle for celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday, on July 18, 2014.
BIRTHDAY : July 18, 1918
BIRTHPLACE : South Africa
DEATH DATE : Dec 5, 2013 (age 95)
Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. After he left prison, he worked to achieve human rights and a better future for everyone in South Africa.
In 1961 he abandoned peaceful protest and became head of the ANC’s new military wing. Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, Mandela came to symbolize black political aspirations and was named head of the ANC after his release on Feb. 11, 1990. He and F. W. de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating South Africa’s peaceful transition to multiracial democracy.
He completed his junior certificate at Clarkebury Boarding School in two years, instead of the regular three.
His great-grandfather was the king of the Thembu people, Ngubengcuka. He was married to Evelyn Ntoko Mase from 1944 to 1957, to Winnie Madikizela from 1958 to 1996, and married Graça Machel in 1998.
He cited Mohandas Gandhi as an influence on his nonviolent resistance tactics, and received the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2000.
The Doodle is showing below Quotes of Nelson Mandela.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.”
“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.”
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”