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Highest civilian award in the US proposed for Mahatma Gandhi

During India Day Parade in New York, US Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney said Mahatma Gandhi’s impact deserves recognition, which is why I’m introducing legislation to posthumously award him the Congressional Gold Medal

india Updated: Aug 22, 2018 17:23 IST
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School children pay homage to a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th Death Anniversary, in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

During India Day Parade in New York, US Congresswomen Carolyn B Maloney said, “#Gandhi’s historic Satyagraha Movement of non-violent resistance inspired a nation and the world. His impact deserves recognition, which is why I’m introducing legislation to posthumously award him the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the US.”

Prasoon Sharma, Director, India Global, who has been selected by Mahatma Gandhi’s Alma matter - UCL, London & New York University for Global Public policy leadership program, was invited by Dr Neeta Jain, Chairman International Ahmisa Foundation (IAF)’s float as Honorary Guest. Dr Neeta Jain along with Federation of Indian Association, US team is working hard to get this legislation passed.

Prasoon Sharma said it will be a historic tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary (Oct 2, 2018). According to him, today’s world critically needs Gandhian principles of non-violence and peace.

First Published: Aug 22, 2018 17:21 IST