Mahatma Gandhi, whose principles of non-violence motivated world pioneers, for example, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, ought to be regarded for the current year with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the US, as the world recognizes his 150th birth commemoration, a powerful American lawmaker has said.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York, who in September a year ago presented a bill in the US House of Representatives to after death present the Congressional Gold Medal to Gandhi in acknowledgment of his advancement of nonviolence, said Gandhi has been a “really helpful pioneer, the notable figure”.
Gandhi was “transformational from multiple points of view” and a motivation to all Americans and individuals over the world, Maloney said while tending to a group of people at the Consulate General of India in New York at the occasion ‘Non Violence: A message of Lord Mahavir’ and the 150th birth commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi sorted out by the International Ahimsa Foundation USA (IAF).
She said Mandela and King both ascribed their logic of non-violence and their initiative to Gandhi and both are beneficiaries of the Congressional Gold Medal. “As of now Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King have gotten the Medal. It’s solitary right that the helpful pioneer for those two was Mahatma Gandhi thus he ought to get this award,” Maloney said.
Maloney, who initiated endeavors to have the US Postal Service issue the first Diwali Stamp, asked individuals from the Indian-American people group to connect with the Congress individuals and companions the country over to co-support the enactment to respect Gandhi with the Congressional medal. “We are attempting to get the Senate support. We should pass it this year and respect his authority and his blessing to the world,” she stated, including that “we should all cooperate and have multi-day of National Service in this extraordinary year for Gandhi and to recall him. “There isn’t sufficient that we can do to recall and state thanks to you to Gandhi for his labor of love, for his endowment of non-savage methods for dealing with issues.”
Gandhi conveyed freedom to India with non-violence and perceiving his commitments to values in America, Maloney said she acquainted the bill a year ago with giving him the best respect that can be presented by the US Congress on a person.
The medal will “respect his authority” and his blessing to the universe of motivating with his principles of non-violence. Tending to the social occasion, which included driving Indian-American people group individuals and pioneers from the US legislative issues, Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty said Gandhi himself was profoundly impacted by the work and rule of the common rebellion of American writer and savant Henry David Thoreau, copying it in his life.
“Gandhi was profoundly impacted by Thoreau and it appears in his life and work. Our opportunity warriors were additionally profoundly impacted by the American autonomy development and the Constitution,” he said. Maloney included that India and the US, the world’s biggest majority rule government and the most established vote based systems, have a few shared traits, share similar qualities and have been partners over the range.
Paying reverence to the memory and lessons of Lord Mahavir, she said she didn’t know that a standout amongst Mahavir’s most significant message is ‘Fall back on toleration when in doubt.’ “This trademark is a standout amongst the most well-known expressions in America,” she said. Likewise tending to the occasion Sunday were IAF President and Founder Neeta Jain, Samani Malay Pragyaji and Samani Neeti Pragyaji of the Jain Vishwa Bharti of North America, NYS Senator Kevin Thomas, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and IAF Vice President Raj Bhayani. The occasion additionally included social music and move exhibitions by youngsters.