Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi would be the first Indian to honoured with Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award with in the US. This award is given by United States Congress. The award was honoured to him for the popularity of his promotion of peace and nonviolence. Gandhi's Satyagraha movement of nonviolent resistance (NVR) impressed a nation everywhere around the globe. Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney said, “his motive rouse ourselves to serve others”.