Gandhi-King initiative 

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  • July 31, 2020
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Gandhi-King initiative 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India-US relations and Diaspora


  • U.S. to come up with Gandhi-King initiative – which seeks to establish an exchange programme between India and the U.S. to study the work and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
  • It will establish annual scholar and student exchange programmes for Indians and Americans to study the leaders’ legacies and visit historic sites in India and the U.S., relevant to the India’s freedom struggle and the U.S.’s civil rights movement.
  • The Bill also seeks to establish the Gandhi­-King Global Academy, a conflict resolution initiative based on the principles of non­violence.
  • It proposes the establishment of the U.S.-­India Gandhi King Development Foundation set up by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the government of India, organised under Indian law.

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  • The Foundation, which has a proposed budget authorised of up to $30 million per year for five years through 2025, is tasked with administering grants to NGOs that work in health, pollution and climate change, education and empowerment of women.

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