Mahatma Gandhi to be given Congressional Gold Medal

19 August 2021 Current Affairs:An influential US lawmaker from New York reintroduced a decision in the US’s Representatives House to posthumously awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Honourable Mahatma Gandhi in focus of his advertising of peace and nonviolence.

Key Points:
The Congressional Gold Medal is the easiest civilian award in the United States. Gandhi would be the first Indian to get hold of a Congressional Gold Medal, an honour bestowed upon such fantastic figures as George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks.
 

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