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Nirupama Rao to speak on Gandhi’s influence on Dr King in Houston on Jan 15

Nirupama Rao to speak on Gandhi’s influence on Dr King in Houston on Jan 15
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India's former ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, will speak on Mahatma Gandhi's influence on American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr in Houston on Tuesday. The event is hosted by Rothko Chapel, as part of its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, in partnership with Houston's Mahatma Gandhi Library. The talk of Rao will explore the influence of Gandhi on Dr King. It will be moderated by Melanie Lawson, an award-winning journalist.

Rao was received in Washington on Saturday by newly appointed Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh V Shringla. "Delighted to receive N Menon Rao, former Foreign Secretary (I had the privilege of working closely under her supervision) and Ambassador of India to USA, who provided me with a wealth of information and suggestions on the relationship," Shringla tweeted.

"A genuine pleasure to meet an old friend and former colleague, our experienced, highly professional, competent and people-oriented new Ambassador to the US, Harsh V Shringla today in Washington," Rao responded. The programme, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, will feature opening remarks by Consul General of India Anupam Ray and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. The interaction will be followed by performances by Indrajit Banerjee (sitar) and Shantilal Shah (tabla) and the Phillip Hall Singers.

(With inputs from agencies.)



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