Interfaith Clergy Effort to Push for Gandhi Monument in Nevada

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsPost India

The Nevada clergy belonging to different religions have formed a committee to push for a Gandhi Monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno.

Named Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, it will meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons in the near future to urge him to establish a Gandhi Monument near the State Capitol in Carson City. 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.

According to coordinators Rajan Zed and Reverend Gene Savoy Jr, the purpose of this Council is to commemorate Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, his commitment to world peace, and his work for the upliftment of the downtrodden.