|
|
|
|
|
29th Jamadi-us-Sani 1436 | Sunday, Apr 19, 2015
India

Gandhi inspired world's greatest leaders: US lawmaker

Thursday, 6 October 2011
Comments(0)
October 06:

New York, October 06: Gandhi inspired world's greatest leaders: US lawmaker Washington: Wishing millions of Indian-Americans and Indians around the globe on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, a US lawmaker has said he shaped modern India and the world by inspiring some the greatest leaders of the time.

"Today, modern India is a leader as the world's largest democracy, among the world's largest economies, and as our close friend and ally," New York Congressman Joseph Crowley said on the floor of the House Tuesday.

"The US-India friendship remains a growing and essential part of US foreign policy, and working together our two countries are a powerful force for positive change in the region and in the world," he said.

"On this day, I join the Indian-American community and friends around the globe to remember and celebrate the life of this fearless man who led a nation to gain independence for his people from the British Empire," Crowley said.

Describing Gandhi's life as "a testament to invincibility of truth over injustice," he said: "A champion for the rights of all people, he fought apartheid in South Africa, colonial rule in India, and oppression and injustice in all its guises.

"In doing so, he has inspired our world's greatest leaders from Nelson Mandela to Cesar Chavez, Aung San Suu Kyi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr," Crowley said.

King once said he owed his inspiration to fight injustice to God and his method -- nonviolent resistance -- to Gandhi, he noted.

"The American civil rights movement, from lunch counter sit-ins to the Montgomery County bus boycott, was influenced by Gandhi's foundational principle of Satyagraha, or nonviolent civil disobedience," Crowley said.

---Agencies

Latest News

Charlie Hebdo attack increases Islamophobia to five-fold in France

Ever since the deadly terrorists attack on the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo in January, Islamophob ...

Nasim Zaidi to assume charge as Chief Election Commissioner today

Dr Nasim Zaidi will assume charge as India`s 20th chief election commissioner (CEC) on Sunday. He ...

CPI(M) to elect new general secretary today

The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Sunday began a crucial meet to elect a new general secretary. On the final day of the 21st Congre ...

Related News

Need to frame norms for using less paper, ...

A Delhi court has suggested framing of guidelines to minimise use of papers in judicial work to save the environment and instead use electro ...

Nuclear agreements would've huge impa...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the agreements with France and Canada are big achievements and would have a huge impact in ...

Imams, maulvis help to spread immunisation in Uttar Pradesh

For Shabana Begum, it was not easy to take her 10-month old daughter Zoya to the special immunizatio ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26510 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think GHMC is well geared up to eliminate the problems caused by sudden unseasonal rains?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com