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US wants to honor Mahatma Gandhi with Congressional Gold Medal

An American lawmaker said that Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi should be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the country, as the world will celebrate his 150th birth anniversary. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said that Gandhi is an inspiration and a historic figure. She said that he was transformational in several ways. Gandhi is well known for the philosophy of non-violence.