Amrik Singji and Chumberji, Thanks for your effort and constant work on educating people about Dr.Ambedkar.
There is another initiative going on gandhi statue crap at University of Michigan-Flint
see my Face book message:
Dear All at Uni of Michigan-Flint!,
There is an effort to put up a Statue of gandhi at the university campus. I am not sure as to how many of you are aware about this initiative?. This is unAmerican in nature, please read and understand why students should not accept a free gandhi statue and ban the installation of it at your campus.
The initiative stems from a hindu faculty ” This year, The Statue of MahatmaGandhi will be installed andunveiled at the Wilson Park,University of Michigan-Flint.This 8-foot tall Statue was specially made in India, Sponsoredby Dr. and Mrs. M. Nagaraju,the founders of our Peace Committeeand donated to the Universityof Michigan-Flint, whogenerously provided a beautiful site at the Wilson Park”.
There are lots of unanswered questions in this initiative:
1. Who is gandhi and why gandhi at an American University campus?.
2.What did gandhi do to America or Americans?
3. What does gandhi represent to America? and what is the relevance?
4. gandhi is not a representative of Peace, the whole of idea of peace and non-violence is Sakya Muni Buddha’s teachings.
5. gandhi is a racist and further more a casteist, he believed in caste system, he wrote that caste system has meaning, which is far worst than the racism discrimination, in India, about 300 million people suffer from discrimination because of this caste system to which gandhi wrote there is scientific meaning.
6. He is against human rights, and against woman rights, who slept with teenage girls betraying his own wife, advocated to the world of Celebecy
there are more to this dangerous man you all must understand!. Do not believe those hindus stories, they have been manipulating these truths for decades and centuries.
He is not an American, nor he lived here or studied in American University?.
He is not Abraham Lincoln or George Washington?
He is not John Dewey, one of the greatest icon of human rights, woman’s rights and philosopher who was from Columbia University, traveled around the world and made America proud in other nations?.
So why gandhi?, he did not go to Columbia or Yale. On the contrary, Professor John Dewey’s graduate student Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, who later headed a committee and fathered the “constitution of India” and the first law Minister of Independent India has done enormous to the poverty ridden India to alleviate poverty, to humanize hindus and make all men are equal in that casteistic and racist India in which gandhi promoted segregation and caste system?. Leaving Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, the greatest reformer of 21st century behind and putting up gandhi’s statue at an university campus is Shame and betrayal of our American Values.
“”At Columbia, Ambedkar studied under John Dewey, who inspired many of his ideas about equality and social justice. Ambedkar later recounted that at Columbia he experienced social equality for the first time. “The best friends I have had in my life,” he told the New York Times in 1930, “were some of my classmates at Columbia and my great professors, John Dewey, James Shotwell, Edwin Seligman, and James Harvey Robinson.””
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar fought his entire life to annihilate the India’s pathological caste system in which gandhi had great stake in protecting it and publicly announcing we must have caste system, which is worst than racism and much more pathological than a deadly virus that is killing thousands and thousands of dalits every day in India, as a matter of fact, the University student’s must ask the faculty who donated gandhi statue, who is he and what is he represent, ask him about India’s caste system?. Ask him if he even man enough to talk about the real “Father of Nation Dr.Ambedkar”.
Ambedkar was an American in his heart and mind, he learned great humanity and human rights in columbia, he lived here and he brought the American values into the Constitution of India, which is primarily resembles American Constitution?.
Why are the American student listen to some cock and bull stories of some hindus in your campus, just because a statue has been donated free, can you go for it?.
Peace and Love is the great practice of Buddha who gave us this tool, gandhi does not represent real peace and love?.
It is morally, socially and ethically wrong to put such a racist statue in University campus, the students must learn about real facts and ban this statue at University of Michigan-Flint.
Please do your diligence before committing this terrible installation?
******Here is a e-mail response that is so obvious that the authorities have not much knowledge about gandhi other than what is heard in some movies or what is been read in some novels, or concocted stories told by some hindus decades after decades that became in this country.
E-mail from Jennifer:
“Hogan, Jennifer” Add sender to Contacts
Thank you for expressing your concerns about the installation of the Gandhi statue on the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint. Your email was sent to me via the Ann Arbor campus.
The university is pleased to accept the gift of the statue based on the totality of Gandhi’s work as a humanitarian and advocate of peaceful resolution to conflict. It is true that history is full of extraordinary leaders such as George Washington, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr., but a common thread that connects each of these individuals is that they were a combination of greatness and flaws.
Gandhi is no different. As a university, we encourage the study and understanding of all prominent people of historical record, and we are mindful of exposing students to all facets of the human character, including the negative.
In the case of Gandhi, it is clear that his views evolved over time, and that is part of what makes him a particularly interesting subject as part of a permanent display on campus. We hope that the presence of the statue will engage a larger community dialogue about present day issues that require understanding and acceptance. We view the gift of the statue of Gandhi in the spirit in which it was intended: to be a symbol of peace and enlightened leadership.
If you would like to discuss this matter further,
you may contact me at 810-237-6570.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT
OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
Executive Director of University Relations
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502
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