The US Congressional committee has recently passed a bill Inspired by John Robert Lewis American civil rights leader and lawmaker visit to India in 2009. Mr Robert Lewis visited India to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s trip to India in the year 1959. This bill written by Mr Robert Lewis got final approval of the key congressional committee on 29th July in the United States. However, the bill has to pass in both houses upper house and lower house.

Marking 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the bill promotes the legacy of Gandhi and Luther King Jr. This bill is Co-sponsored by Congressman Amerish Babulal “Ami” Bera. The bill seeks to establish a bilateral partnership between the United States of America and India. It will also strengthen the ties between both nations.

Conclusion of Bill

The bill empowers the Government of India and the United States Government to establish an yearly educational forum for students from both the nations to study the work and legacies of both the eminent personalities. The bill also intends to establish a development training system on conflict resolution founded on the principles of non-violence of Gandhi, and establish a base to address social, environmental, and health concerns in India.

The bill formulates the establishment of the United States-India Gandhi-King Development Foundation. It also asks the President and the CEO of the US Institute of Peace to develop a training initiative known as Gandhi-King Global Academy.

John Robert Lewis

American politician and the civil right hero not only in the United States but across the world who fought for democracy, human rights, justice and equality. Lewis was highly inspired by the work of Gandhi and King Jr.

On his visit to India with a congressional delegation, he created the Gandhi-King Exchange Act to apply the philosophies of Gandhi and King Jr. and let the whole world learn and admire their teachings. John Robert Lewis was Died on 17 July 2020, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Gandhi King Exchange Act