September 21, 2007
FORUM FOR GANDHI HERITAGE
Subject: PROTEST AND FAST AGAINST SONIA (MAINO) GANDHI
Where: United Nations, 47th St & 1st Ave, NY
When: Oct 2, 2007, 12-2 PM
Fast & Prayer Details
Where: Union Square (front of Gandhi Statue), 14th St & Union Square East, NY
When: Oct 1st and Oct 2nd, 10AM - 6PM
Hundreds from across the entire continental US are expected to participate in a peaceful protest, fast and prayers, against Sonia (Antonia Maino) Gandhi, President of Congress Party and UPA Chairman on her representation on Oct 2nd at UN on International Non-Violence day.
While we commend the declaration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday as International Non-Violence Day by United Nations at India's request, we highly condemn the usurpation of this historic moment by an unqualified politician whose policies, programs and values are antithesis of what Mahatma Gandhi ji stood for.
Mahatma Gandhi ji's life represented, truth, tolerance, non-violence, purity and resistance to injustice. In today's world filled with terrorism, religious fanaticism, political corruption, Mahatma Gandhi ji's message is more relevant now than ever before. As Martin Luther King said, "we tend to ignore Gandhi at our own risk".
However, Ms. Sonia Gandhi is entirely contrary to the principles and ethos of luminaries such as Mahatma Gandhi ji, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. and hence not worthy of being chosen to represent Gandhi ji.
We firmly believe that this strategy is motivated by desire to gain international legitimacy and political control in Indian governance, using the name of a world revered Indian icon â€“ Mahatma Gandhi ji. The fact is Sonia (Maino) Gandhi has no relationship whatsoever, either by blood, ideals and actions with the revered Father of the Nation of India.
People who do not know, here in USA, United Nations and the rest of the World will assume that Sonia Gandhi is a relative of Mahatma Gandhi (because of the same last name) and she stood for his ideals. To permit her to represent Gandhi ji would be a travesty in the name of Mahatma Gandhi ji.
It is imperative that we hold a sacred symbol such as Mahatma Gandhi ji as sacred, otherwise we will have little to hold on to. We cannot and should not allow such sacred symbol usurped by those whose life is opposite to what he stood for in his life.
The forum therefore feels that Sonia (Maino) Gandhi selection to speak on behalf of Mahatma Gandhi ji is inappropriate.
We would be highly obliged, if you could kindly send your representative(s) to cover this historic event. For further information, you may refer to website http://gandhiheritage.org or contact our media representative Naresh Sharma, 609-226-9702
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