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Gandhi's teachings changed America: Martin Luther King III
February 18, 2009 18:26 IST
The civil rights movement in the United States was effective in changing the nation and its citizens' lives since it was based on the philosophy of love and non-violence taught by Mahatma Gandhi [Images], Martin Luther King III said on Wednesday.
"We are thankful to Gandhi for what he inspires in us and our world," King, the son of renowned civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King Jr, said in Mumbai [Images].
To make the planet a better one, it is necessary for the society to continue to embrace the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, he said.
King, a civil rights activist himself, is on his second visit to the country and said that the journey had been a pilgrimage for him and had made him more committed to the philosophy of the Mahatma.
"Our goal is to cure injustice and to make sure that justice is available for all," King, who was attending a function at the Indian Merchants Chamber, said.
On the November 26 terror strikes in Mumbai, King said he would like to pay tribute to all the people in the city, who had come together as a community to say that terrorism could not destroy it.
"All of us grieved and prayed for you during the attacks," King added.
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