Governor Abbott Delivers Remarks At Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration In Irving

October 6, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration for Mahatma Gandhi in Irving, Texas. The Governor discussed the enduring bond between India, Texas, and the Indian-American community, and highlighted the importance of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings of peace in the modern world. As part of the celebration, Governor Abbott also paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, and toured the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza — the largest memorial for Mahatma Gandhi in the United States.

"The bond between India, Texas, and the Indian-American community is deeply rooted in our shared values of family, community, and freedom," said Governor Abbott. "These are the same values that Mahatma Gandhi advocated for, and they are the foundation for greater cultural understanding. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, it is my hope that all who visit this memorial today, tomorrow, and all the years to come will be reminded of his teachings of peace, harmony, nonviolence, and unity."