Monday, November 10, 2008

Obama's tribute to Gandhi in Victory Speech

Obama's tribute to Gandhi in Victory Speech

Barack Obama, who scripted history by getting elected as the first black President of the United States, has always seen Mahatma Gandhi as an inspiration who reminds him about the 'real message of life'.

"Through the power of his example and his own unshakable spirit, Gandhi inspired a people to resist oppression, sparking a revolution that freed a nation from colonial rule," the Democratic Presidential-elect had said.

"Gandhi's significance is universal. Countless people around the world have been touched by his spirit and example. His victory in turn inspired a generation of young Americans to peacefully wipe out a system of overt oppression that had endured for a century. And more recently led to velvet revolutions in Eastern Europe and extinguished apartheild in South Africa," the 47-year-old Senator from Illinois had said in his message on October 2, the birth anniversary of Gandhi.

Got this info as a Fwd from my friend Nikhil

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