A bill promoting the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. introduced in the US Parliament

Washington: US famous civil rights leader, MP John Lewis, has introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives to proclaim the views of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and asked for $ 150 million for the next five years.
Introduced to commemorate Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the ‘House Bill’ (HR 5517) refers to the friendship between two of the world’s largest democracies and the ideas and contributions of Gandhi and Luther King Jr.

Other proposals of the Bill also include the establishment of the Gandhi-King Development Foundation, which will be constituted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Indian laws.

The bill has demanded a grant of three crore rupees every year for the next five years to USAID for this foundation.

The bill states that the foundation will be a council set up by the governments of the United States and India to provide grants to non-governmental organizations in the areas of health, pollution and climate change, education, women’s empowerment.

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The bill has the support of Indian-American MPs Dr. Amy Berra, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jaipal, besides Brenda Lawrence, Brand Sherman and James McGovern.

India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla welcomed the bill, saying it strengthened the “close cultural and ideological relationship” between India and the US.

Other proposals of the bill also include the establishment of the Gandhi-King Development Foundation, which will be constituted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Indian laws. The bill has demanded a grant of three crore rupees every year to USAID for this foundation for the next five years. The bill states that the foundation will be a council set up by the governments of the United States and India to provide grants to non-governmental organizations in the areas of health, pollution and climate change, education, women’s empowerment. The bill has the support of Indian-American MPs Dr. Amy Berra, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jaipal, apart from Brenda Lawrence, Brand Sherman and James McGovern. Harshvardhan Shringla, India’s ambassador to the US, welcomed the bill, saying it reinforced “close cultural and ideological ties” between India and the US. (This article was auto-uploaded from the agency feed.

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