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Nirupama Rao to speak on Gandhi's influence on Martin Luther King Jr in Houston on Tue

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

India's former to the US, Nirupama Rao, will speak on Mahatma Gandhi's influence on American civil rights activist Martin Jr in on Tuesday.

The event is hosted by Rothko Chapel, as part of its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Jr. Birthday Celebration, in partnership with Houston's Library.

The talk of Rao will explore the influence of Gandhi on Dr. It will be moderated by Melanie Lawson, an award-winning

Rao was received in on Saturday by newly appointed Indian to the US Harsh V Shringla.

"Delighted to receive N Menon Rao, former (I had the privilege of working closely under her supervision) and of to USA, who provided me with a wealth of information and suggestions on the relationship," Shringla tweeted.

"A genuine pleasure to meet an old friend and former colleague, our experienced, highly professional, competent and people-oriented new Ambassador to the US, Harsh V Shringla today in Washington," Rao responded.

The programme, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, will feature opening remarks by of and

The interaction will be followed by performances by (sitar) and Shantilal Shah (tabla) and the Phillip Hall Singers.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 11:45 IST