Washington DC (United States): Eminent lawmakers of the United States lawmakers and Indian-Americans came forward to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Capitol Hill. Performers sang a melodious version of the famous 15th century bhajan ‘Vaishnava Jana To’, which was Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite bhajan, often reverberating in the premises of Sabarmati Ashram.
The bhajan was written by the poet Narsinh Mehta in the Gujarati language. Addressing an illustrious gathering comprising US lawmakers and Indian diaspora at the Indian Embassy here, Ambassador to the United States Navtej Singh Sarna said,
“Whoever is a visionary and is looking forward to creating a society or correcting the wrongs of a society would take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, whose entire life as he himself mentioned was his own message.” “My life is my message,” Sarna reiterated the words of the Father of the Nation at the event.