Sunday, October 01, 2006

Indian PM says Gandhi is model for world order

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that India and South Africa should work together to bring about a new world order using the principles and life of Mahatma Gandhi.

Singh is on a state visit and spent time making a pilgrimage to areas in and around Durban, the city that served as Gandhi's base of operations for more than two decades.

Gandhi founded the "Satyagraha" movement in India that advocated non-violent resistance against colonial rule.

After leaving South Africa, Gandhi helped lead the India's struggle for independence.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Thambo Mbeki garland a statue of the late independence leader Mahatma Gandhi who lived in South Africa for 21 years at the Phoenix Gandhi Settlement, Durban in South Africa October 1, 2006. Singh is in South Africa on a state visit to expand trade relations and commemorate the non-violent resistance movement started by Gandhi in South Africa 100 years ago. Antony Kaminju/Reuters photo via Yahoo News.

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