I recently learnt or understood, why Gandhiji's ideas became successful and helped us acheive freedom. People say that there were many other revolutionists who deserve the credit. But what I have learnt is, historically it is proven that things happening in large numbers are more visible and have larger impact.
This is the basic idea I believe behind Gandhiji's movement. He thought of common man. What can be possible for every person easily. What is relatively easy to trigger inside a common man who doesnt know anything about Gun or Bullets? It was easy to make them realize the power of truth. The power of masses. The power of unity. Just by burning clothes. Making Salt. The people came together. And the British got afraid.
So the idea is what is easy for masses to understand?
Is there a way people of India realize the importance of education?
Is there a way that everybody thinks it is the most important thing?