Dallas: As per the invitation of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas (MGMNT) Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to UN, visited the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza, Irving, TX on Wednesday May 23rd and paid rich floral tribute to Gandhi.
Dr. Prasad Thotakura, MGMNT Chairman, welcoming AmbassadorNikki Haleystated that It is very special for us to see Ambassador today because then as Governor of South Carolina in May, 2014 Nikkiattended as Chief Guest at the ground breaking ceremonies. Within five hs of time with great support of the community we were able to risenearly one million dollars and build the largest Gandhi Memorial in the USA that was inaugurated by Satish Dhupelia the great grandson of Gandhiji on October 2, 2014.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley while paying a rich floral tribute to Gandhiji stated that she vividly remembers then the ground breaking ceremonies and now pleasantly surprised to see this beautiful Gandhi memorial that stands tall as an inspiration for future generations to come. She reiterated the great philosophiesand principles of the world leader Gandhiji are immortal. Ambassador Haley specially complimented Dr. Prasad Thotakura for his leadership in championing the project and efforts of the MGMNT team, community members and Irving City officials for their support in realizing the dream.
MGMNT Board of Directors Rao Kalvala, Kamal Kaushal, John Hammond, TaiyabKundawala, Piyush Patel, Narasimha Bhaktula, Kuntesh Chokshi,Shabnam Modgil. Jack Godhwani, Irving City Mayor Rick Stofer, Mayor Pro Tem Allan Meagher, City Manager Chris Hillman, Parks and Recreation Director Joseph Mosesattended the event.