Indian Overseas Congress Remembers Rajiv Gandhi, propose $ 1 Million, 20 Statues in USA and Canada

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PRESS RELEASE (5/22/2013) – Los Angeles: ( Kristen Mendez) India and Non Resident Indians, here in Los Angeles, remember Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary, pledging Non Violence on the day when was assassinated in Sriperumbudur, May 21st 1991, as he was leading India into the 21st Century.

Dr. Sanjay Gaur, his Doon school friend remembered his ” Secular”, thoughts in India and shared some moments of his personal choices of “World History”. Mahesh Patel from San Diego rendered his ” Dinner “, with the Late Prime Minister, about the compassion he had for the ” poor of Uttar Pradesh” and “Bihar”. Dr. Ranjit Sidhu of Toronto, suggest to Indian Overseas Congress and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, to install 20 statues of ” Rajiv Gandhi”, in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., Ottawa-Canada, Boston, Miami, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Honululu, Hawai, and Cleveland Ohio.

Samir Yadav offered to raise the initial $ 200,000 dollars, needed for the Statues, including a request to ICCR Chairman Dr. Karan Singh to spear head this campaign, on his forthcoming visit to New York , Los Angeles and San Francisco , in June., 2013.

IOC Gen. Secretary Dr. Vinayak Patel paying tributes to “Rajiv Ji”, asked President IOC Vikram Bajwa to send the proposal to Dr. Karan Singh, to be forwarded to Minister of External Affairs Sh. Salman Khurshid.

Sukhwant Singh Dhillon, from Sacramento urged the Non Resident Indians, residing in USA and Canada, to be more Nationalistic, towards India, since the second generation here are not compassionate about ” Indian History”, no effort by any organization or Embassy has been taken in this direction, except “Bollywood”, which leaves them oblivious to the foundation laid by ” Gadar Movement”, in San Francisco and “Komagata Maru” tragedy in Vancouver in 1913.

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