17 members of US Congress laud Gandhi’s message

Washington, DC: The 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated at the Embassy of India here on October 2 with Congressman Gregory Meeks and Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu paying floral tributes at the Mahatma’s statue.

Separately, Rep Meeks said Mahatma Gandhi “made a difference not only in India but around the world. It was his leadership, his thoughts, his actions that inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
In the afternoon, a virtual event was organized to mark the conclusion of the 2-year long Gandhi@150 celebrations in which 17 Congresspersons delivered messages on the importance of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. In his video message, Congressman Tom Souzzi said Gandhi changed the “course of human history”.

Amb. Sandhu addressed the event and said: “The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial that stands tall in front of the Embassy today is a testimony to the ideals that India and the United States share, the values that we cherish.” Srimati Karuna, Director of the Gandhi Centre in DC, also gave a message.

On October 1, a virtual Gandhi Katha session (narration of stories of Mahatma Gandhi) with Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna drew an audience of 9,000.

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