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US Capitol celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

ANI  |  Washington [USA] 

Eminent lawmakers of the lawmakers and Indian-Americans on Tuesday came forward to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of at Capitol Hill.

Addressing an illustrious gathering comprising US lawmakers and Indian diaspora at the here, to the Navtej Singh Sarna said, "Whoever is a visionary and is looking forward to creating a society or correcting the wrongs of a society would take inspiration from whose entire life as he himself mentioned was his own message."

"My life is my message," Sarna reiterated the words of the Father of the Nation at the event.

"Everything that he said, everything that he wrote, everything that he showed in personal example was based on certain values, beliefs and rock-hard discipline that would further not let him depart from those values and beliefs," Sarna further said in his speech.

"We know him as the Father of the Nation. We know him as the person who led India's epic freedom struggle against colonialism and actually got us freedom."

In the praise of Mahatma, the further said that he was among those rare human beings who had lived his life according to his own standards that he himself discovered and made sure he stuck to that. And when he couldn't, he repented.

Sarna also talked of his influence on the people all around the world, including Martin Luther Jr, Nelson Mandela, and Sarna said that when Martin Luther Jr went to as a pilgrim whereas to other places he went as a tourist.

US for Raja Krishnamoorthi, who was also present at the event, recalled the profound influence of on Martin Luther Jr who played a key role in the American civil rights.

Krishnamoorthi said that without that the civil rights movement, the racial barrier which held back so many people in the country would not have broken down and the people who looked different than the others could not have come to the fore.

"Our horizons and perspectives have widened substantially because of this man and now it is up to us to take advantage of those opportunities and set up and get even more involved for the sake of our country and our world," Krishnamoorthi added.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 07:17 IST