U.S. Congressional committee passes bill to promote Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr’s legacies

The foundation shall identify development priorities and administer and oversee competitively awarded grants to private nongovernmental entities to address such priorities in India, including health initiatives addressing tuberculosis (TB), water, sanitation, and health (WASH), and pollution and related health impacts (PHI); pollution and climate change; education; and empowerment of women.

US House panel passes bill to promote legacies of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr

“As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the United States and India have long traditions of upholding these shared values championed by figures like Gandhi, King, and Congressman Lewis,” Ami Bera, the Indian American congressman who co-sponsored the legislation said in a statement. “But they are increasingly under threat in both countries. This legislation will […]

Followers of Mahatma Gandhi Can Rekindle Vision of Peace in Kashmir – Gandhian

Days after returning from the 68th UN Civil Society Conference, held in Salt Lake City in the US, Dr Varma told Sputnik that the Indian government should involve civil society organisations and local activists to establish peace in Kashmir. He says such people have great acceptability due to their love for peace, which is inspired […]

Defacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue was a ‘disgrace’: Trump

“The First Lady and I have just had a pleasure of visiting Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram, a few miles from here, where he launched the famous Salt March,” Trump had said during his address at the Namaste Trump rally at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 24.

Gandhi’s statue vandalised in U.S., Indian embassy registers complaint

According to the Indian Embassy website, the sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi is cast in bronze as a statue to a height of 8 feet 8 inches. It shows Gandhi in stride, as a leader and man of action evoking memories of his 1930 protest march against salt-tax, and the many padyatras (long marches) he undertook […]

U.S. Apologizes to India After Rioters Deface Statue of Gandhi

According to the report, the statue of Gandhi is “one of the few statues of a foreign leader on [U.S.] federal land in Washington D.C.” and was dedicated in 2000 by the Prime Minister of India at the time, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of then-U.S. President Bill Clinton during Vajpayee’s state visit to […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates upstream lane of Bihar’s Gandhi Setu renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 crore

Providing details of the upcoming bridges, the minister said construction will begin on Rs 1,478 crore bridge on Koshi river which will serve as a connectivity link between Bhagalpur and Madhepura besides improving connectivity to Nepal, West Bengal and North Eastern states.

Gandhi-King Initiative Passes U.S. House Committee

“Just like Gandhi and Dr. King, Congressman Lewis shaped the world through his actions of nonviolence, and his life story will reverberate throughout history. The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act is a fitting tribute to his incredible legacy,” Mr Bera , who heads the influential Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation, said.

Elderly man, who gave up farm work & dressed up like Gandhi on roads to earn, knocked down by car

Gangappa, aged 84, and after working as an agricultural labourer for seven decades, he had to find an alternative way to earn his livelihood and it was posing as Mahatma Gandhi at several places across the town of Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh where the crisis has been as acute. He put talcum powder on himself […]

Before he became Mahatma

We can ask why something said or done a hundred years ago still has the power to evoke offence. Arguably, a reinvented nationalism that has swept the world as ‘hatred of the other’ revisits the past to identify those who belong, and those who do not. In parts of Africa, Gandhi is clearly perceived as […]