13 Sep :The Gandhi Monument Council has urged the mayors of United Kingdom’s top ten cities to name one of the major streets of their respective cities after peace icon Mahatma Gandhi.
Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr. and Rajan Zed, Council coordinators, in a communiqué to the mayors, requested that they would prefer the name of this proposed street to be "Mahatma Gandhi Marg" (marg means path). While Savoy is Head Bishop of International Community of Christ, Zed is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism.
The cities to which the Council wrote are London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Leicester.
The Gandhi Monument Council, with headquarters in USA, is formed of Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahai, Native American, etc., clergy. According to Zed and Savoy, the purpose of this Council is to commemorate Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence, his commitment to world peace, and his work for the upliftment of the downtrodden.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. His life and thought had an enormous impact on the wo