Gandhi to become the first Indian recipient of congressional gold medal

16th Aug,2021

Gandhi to become the first Indian recipient of congressional gold medal


As India is all prepared to mark the celebrations of its 75th independence day, congresswoman Carolyn Maloney passed a legislation in the US house of representatives to award the Congressional gold medal to Mahatma Gandhi, posthumously.

If the award is given, it will make Gandhi the first Indian to receive this award. It is the highest civilian award in US. Till now the award has been given to 1980 US Summer Olympics team, Nelson Mandela, George Washington and many others.

Previously, in the year 2018, maloney for the first time introduced this legislation but it did not received a voat. It is important that all the legislations be passed by at least two - third of the members of the house.

The recent awardee of this medal was the US Capitol police and those who protected him on Jan 6 ,2021 ,the day of seige. Gandhi is being awarded for his contributions through his methods of non violence.