Mahatma Gandhi should be honored this year with the Gold Medal of Congress: US legislator
NEW YORK: Mahatma Gandhi , The Principles Of Nonviolent Inspired World Leaders Such As Nelson Mandela And Martin Luther King To Be Honored This Year With The Gold Medal Of Congress, The Highest Civil Prize In The US, Because The World Commemorating Its 150th Birthday, An Influential American Lawgiver Said.
Congressman Carolyn Maloney Van New York , Who Introduced A Bill In The US House Of Representatives Last September To Posthumously Present The Gold Medal Medal To Gandhi As Recognition For His Promotion Of Nonviolence, Gandhi Said Was A" Truly Inspiring Leader, Historical Figure."
Gandhi Was Transformational In So Many Ways And An Inspiration To All Americans And People Across The World, Maloney Said While Addressing An Audience At The Consulate General Of India In New York At The Event Non Violence: A Message From Lord Mahavir And The 150th Birth Anniversary Of Mahatma Gandhi Organized By The International Ahimsa Foundation USA (IAF).
She Said That Mandela And King Both Attributed Their Philosophy Of Nonviolence And Leadership To Gandhi, And Both Are Recipients Of The Gold Medal Of Congress.
Already Nelson Mandela And Martin Luther Have Received The Medal. It ' S Only Right That The Inspirational Leader For Both Of Them Was Mahatma Gandhi And So He Should Receive This Award Maloney Said.
Maloney, Who Was The Spearhead Of The Efforts To Launch The US Postal Service First Diwali Stamp, Urged Members Of The Indian-American Community To Congress Members And Friends Across The Country To Co-sponsor Legislation To Honor Gandhi With The Congressional Medal
We Are Working To Get The Senate Sponsor. We Must Pass It On This Year And Honor His Leadership And His Gift To The World," She Said, Adding That" We Must All Work Together And Have A Day In This Special Year For Gandhi And Remember Him.
There Is Not Enough That We Can Do To Thank And Thank Gandhi For His Life ' S Work, For His Gift Of Non-violent Ways To Solve Problems.
Gandhi Brought Independence To India With Nonviolence And Recognizing His Contributions To Values In America. Maloney Said She Introduced The Bill Last Year To Give Him The Greatest Honor The American Congress Can Give To A Person.
The Medal Will Honor His Leadership" ; And His Gift To Inspire The World With Its Principles Of Nonviolence.
The Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty Addressed The Meeting, Including Prominent Indian-American Community Members And Leaders Of American Politics, And Said Gandhi Himself Was Deeply Influenced By The Work And Principle Of Civilian Disobedience Of The American Poet Philosopher Henry David Thoreau, Who Made It In His Life.
Gandhi Was Deeply Influenced By Thoreau And That Is Evident From His Life And Work. Our Freedom Fighters Were Also Deeply Influenced By The American Independence Movement And The Constitution, He Said.
Maloney Added That India And The US, The World's Largest Democracy And The Oldest Democracies, Have Different Agreements, Share The Same Values, And Are Allies Across The Spectrum.
Tribute To The Memory And Teachings Of Lord Mahavir, She Said She Was Unaware That One Of The Most Important Messages From Mahavir ' ' Live And Let Live. '
This Slogan Is One Of The Most Famous Quotes In America, She Said.
Also A Speech For The Sunday Event Were IAF President And Founder Neeta Jain, Samani Malay Pragyaji And Samani Neeti Pragyaji Of The North American Jain Vishwa Bharti, NYS Senator Kevin Thomas, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer And IAF Vice President Raj Bhayani. The Event Also Included Children's Cultural Music And Dance Performances.