DALLAS, TX: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas (MGMNT) leadership and many other community leaders along with Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad gathered at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza, the largest Gandhi Memorial in USA, on July 4 to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi and Thomas Jefferson, the third President of USA.
Mrs. & Dr. Yarlagadda paid floral tributes to Gandhiji and congratulated MGMNT for building the largest Gandhi Memorial in USA. He said this memorial will be an inspiration to the next generation to know and follow Gandhi’s principles.
He also said that Gandhi’s teachings, philosophy and principles are relevant even more now in this current world.
On this occasion, Dr. Prasad Thotakura released a book titled “Dakshina Africa lo Mahatmodayam” written by Prof. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad. “We extend our Happy US Independence Day greetings to all Americans and deepest condolences to the families of more than 4,500 fallen heroes who lost their lives in 30 year-long American Revolution. Finally, US got independence from Britain on July 4th, 1776.
Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who played a very crucial role in freedom struggle, was the principle author of the declaration of Independence,” Dr. Prasad Thotakura, MGMNT Chairman said.
MGMNT Secretary Rao Kalvala congratulated Dr. Yarlagadda for receiving the coveted “Padma Bhushan” award from the Government of India recently and thanked him for visiting Mahatma Gandhi Memorial again after a long gap of two years.
Shabnam Modgil, MGMNT Board of Director, expressed her joy in wishing Happy Independence Day greetings to America from the Gandhi Memorial.
Mrs. Yarlagadda, Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Dr. Prasad Thotakura, Rao Kalvala, Shabnam Modgil, Dr. C.R. Rao, Subramanyam Jonnalagadda, MVL Prasad, Dr. Srinivas Reddy Alla, Ram Tatineni, Dr. Subbarao Ponnuru, Venkata Anil Potturu, Sridhar Tummala, Dr. Uma Maheswara Reddy and Krishna Mohan participated in the event.