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Move to posthumously award US Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi


  1. 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.
  2. 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

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