Gandhi being reinvented in America

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Reno (USA), Sep 13: After making a comeback in India last year with a popular Bollywood movie, Mahatma Gandhi is now being rediscovered in America.

Because of his growing popularity, local Truckee Meadows Community College, one of the prestigious institutions of Nevada, USA, is offering classes on Gandhi in December and April next.

To be taught by prominent Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed, who read the first historical Hindu opening prayer in United States Senate in July last, these classes are titled as "The Life, Experiments and Philosophy of Gandhi".

According to Zed, there is a considerable interest about Gandhi in United States of America (USA) and many people revere him as one of the greatest moral, political, and peace leaders of the twentieth century. They are especially interested in Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, his commitment to world peace, and his work for the upliftment of the downtrodden, he adds.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1949) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. Although Gandhi never set foot on America, yet he was on Time magazine covers in 1930, 1931, and 1947; Time Person of the Year in 1930; and was runner-up for Time Person of the Century.

There are various institutes and organizations in USA working to spread Gandhi's message, many Gandhi related websites have popped-up, and there is even a Gandhi Virtual Ashram in USA.

 

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