Interfaith clergy to push for Gandhi monument in Nevada

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Kapurthala, Sep 17 (UNI) Nevada clergy belonging to different religions have formed a committee to push for a monument for Mahatma Gandhi in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno.

The Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, comprising clergy from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jew, Bahai and other faiths, would launch a signature campaign among the clergy of the state for support on this issue, according to coordinators Punjab-born US Hindu Chaplain Rajan Zed and Reverend Gene Savoy Jr.

It will later meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons to urge him to establish a Gandhi Monument near the State Capitol in Carson City, Mr Zed said.

The Council will also make representations to the mayors of Las Vegas and Reno to erect one life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi in their respective cities at suitable place.

The Council's objective was to commemorate the great Indian leader's philosophy of non-violence, his commitment to world peace and his work for the uplift of the downtrodden, a press statement issued from Nevada said.

UNI

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