Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence, respect and tolerance issues at this time, perhaps greater than it ever has, a prime US official has stated as glowing tributes to the worldwide peace icon have been paid throughout America on the event of his 152nd beginning anniversary.
“We join our friends in India and around the world to celebrate the 152nd birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,” US Secretary of State Tony Blinken tweeted on Saturday.
He recalled the remarks of President Joe Biden per week in the past throughout his joint media look with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Oval Office of the White House.
As the President stated, “We’re all reminded that his message of non-violence, respect, (and) tolerance matters today, maybe more than it ever has,” Blinken tweeted.
We be part of our mates in India and around the globe to rejoice the 152nd birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. As @POTUS stated, “We’re all reminded that his message of non-violence, respect, [and] tolerance matters today, maybe more than it ever has.”
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) October 2, 2021
India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid respect to Bapu on the Gandhi memorial within the American Capital.
“The life and legacy of #Gandhiji continue to influence and inspire generations in India, the US and the world,” he tweeted.
Early this week, within the run-up to Gandhi Jayanti college students from the distinguished Howard University, paid respects on the Gandhi Statue and had an interplay on the Embassy.
“Happy Birthday to the man who taught us that “in a mild manner, you possibly can shake the world”,” stated Howard University’s Bunche International Center, which has organised a lecture on Gandhi and Dr King subsequent week that includes Sandhu because the keynote speaker.
“On what would have been Gandhi’s 152nd birthday, may we honour him by finding ways, big and small, to live out his lessons of pluralism and peace,” stated Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna.
While Mahatma Gandhi by no means travelled to the United States, it’s maybe the one nation that has the most important variety of statues and busts of India”s father of the nation. The teachings and philosophy of the apostle of peace have deeply influenced America”s civil rights motion, particularly, that led by Martin Luther King Jr.
Born on today in 1869, Mohandas Gandhi devoted most of his life to working for dignity and equality for all folks, stated America”s National Mall and Memorial Services. “An important influence on Dr. King and Nelson Mandela for his philosophy of peaceful resistance, Gandhi is honoured by a statue in Washington DC near the Embassy of India,” it stated.
Observing the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, an inspiration for non-violent actions for social change and justice internationally, wrote South Campus Commons of the University of Maryland.
The US Capitol Historic Society stated that on today in 1869, human rights champion Gandhi was born. “His example of nonviolent protest inspired Martin Luther King Je and the Civil Rights Movement. “To honour Gandhi”s impression, Congress sponsored his memorial on the ”” Indian Embassy within the US, it stated.
Hundreds of followers of Mahatma Gandhi held prayer conferences and paid floral tributes to the apostle of peace in cities throughout the United States.
The Indian Consulate in New York led by its Consul General Randhir celebrated Gandhi Jayanti at Union Square Park, within the Big Apple. Consul General, members of the Indian neighborhood and American mates paid floral tributes to the Mahatma and recalled his message of peace and non-violence.
Gandhi Foundation USA and Consulate General of India, Atlanta organized an occasion at The King Center in Atlanta to pay reverential homage to Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti was additionally celebrated on the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Hermann Park, Houston the place metropolis mayor Sylvester Turner and Congressmen Sheila Jackson Lee joined the Indian American neighborhood in paying tribute to Gandhi.
The local people organized a “Walk for Peace” in Houston, Texas and San Francisco in California. The Indian Consulate in SanFrancisco organised a particular lecture by Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna on “Mahatma Gandhi”s Global Pursuit for Truth, Non-Violence and Peace”.