Houston, Feb 14: Lawmakers in the US state of Colorado have unanimously adopted a joint resolution sponsored by an Indian-American legislator to honour Mahatma Gandhi for dedicating his whole life to fighting injustice through nonviolence and peaceful resistance.
Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate on Friday adopted the resolution prime sponsored by Indian American Colorado State Representative Janak Joshi, who is the first Indian-American legislator in the Colorado General Assembly.
The resolution received the backing and co-prime sponsorship of State Representative Joann Ginal and most members of the Colorado House of Representatives, including the Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst and was unanimously passed with bipartisan support.
Harish Parvathaneni Consul General of India in Houston termed the development as an important initiative and said Gandhi's message has far greater relevance today.
Harish said he was deeply humbled to see the numerous ways in which the life, writings and political approaches of Gandhi fundamentally motivated and changed people around the world, including so many of the elected representatives of the State of Colorado.
The Colorado Senate also separately passed a similar resolution at the sponsorship of State Senator Kent Lambert. Harish joined several members of the House of Representatives, Indo-American members of the cabinet and prominent leaders of the Indian American community in reading the resolution.