Clergy Seek State Help To Build Gandhi Monument In Carson City

A multifaith group of Nevada clergy is seeking state help to establish a monument for late Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi near the Nevada Capitol complex in Carson City.

About 40 religious leaders across the state have signed a petition requesting state help for land, funding, design and planning for the monument.

Hindu leader Rajan Zed, the Reverend Gene Savoy Junior of the International Community of Christ and the Reverend Alan Dorway of
the First Presbyterian Church of Carson City recently met with Michael Fischer, director of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.

The focus of the Gandhi Monument Council is to commemorate Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence and world peace.

Gandhi was assassinated in 1948.