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What Bush wrote at Rajghat

A Ganesh Nadar at Rajghat | March 02, 2006

US President George W Bush and Laura Bush paid homage at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi on Thursday morning.

This is what President Bush wrote in the visitors' book at Rajghat:

I am grateful for the opportunity to honour Mahatma Gandhi at this sacred site. His life was an inspiration to people around the world and his contributions to all mankind place him among the great leaders of history.

Signed George W Bush

The American President did not mention his designation in the vistors' book.

The wreath he placed at the Mahatma's memorial merely said President Bush and Laura Bush

What President Bush's father, George H W Bush, then US vice-president, wrote in the visitors' book when he visited Rajghat in 1984:

It has been a moving experience to honour the memory of a man who has been an inspiration to justice and peace. The message of Mahatma Gandhi still reverberates in the US as it does in India and other nations around the world.

Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images


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Posted by sudhanshu kushwaha





Sub: there is nothing special

there is nothing special about the comments of Mr bush about gandhiji and indian media is putting a lot of hue and cry taking nonsense! ...


Posted by Nitin





Sub: Bush's respect and disrespect

No doubt a great message by US President George W. Bush at the Rajghat but sending in sniffer dogs at Mahatma Ghandhi\'s resting place before ...


Posted by Rafique Zakaria [Karachi - Pakistan].





Sub: Historic Visit

bush is great man and a friend of india..the left opposes the US because they faught communisn during the cold war..The left always has a ...


Posted by Tiby





Sub: Do we Indians have any self respect?

This is in ref. to the messages about Dubya's visit to MG's samadhi. One thing that no one has objected to is the parading of ...


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