- A resolution has been moved in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his promotion of peace and non-violence.
- About the Congressional Gold Medal:
- The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honour given by the US Congress and very few foreigners have been recipients of this award.
- Prominent among those include:
1997: Mother Teresa
1998: Nelson Mandela
2000: Pope John Paul II
2006: Dalai Lama
2008: Aung San Suu Kyi
2010: Muhammad Yunus
2014: Shimon Peres