Google marks Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday with quotable quotes doodle

Nelson Mandela: Education is the most powerful weapon.

Written by Aditi Malewar | New Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2014 10:44:59 am
Nelson Google Doodle honouring Nelson Mandela

Google marked Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday by dedicating a clickable interactive Doodle to his ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. The doodle is a slideshow of his most famous quotes. One of them being: ‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion’.

As described by the Doodle artist Katy Wu, Nelson Mandela had an eloquent way with words. And thus the Doodle honours his valuable teachings.

Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary and served as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Born on July 18, 1918 as  Rolihlahla Mandela in Cape Province of South Africa he was influenced by ideologies of Marxism and non-violence. Mandela served 27 years in prison on charges of sabotage and conspiracy against the State. Once released, he played a key role in negotiating against apartheid and ending it.

He studied law while he was imprisoned. In one of the illustration of Mandela’s imprisonment, shows him reading accompanied by the quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”.

After his death in 2013, he now rests in Mandela Graveyard, Qunu, Eastern Cape.

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