As a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, this is one of the most beautiful news of the year to me. Hats off to all those who put in time and effort into this.
inform you that City of Dallas has allotted a prime spot in the heart
of Dallas city off of Marilla street (North side of the Dallas
Convention Center, walking distance from the City Hall) to install
Mahatma Gandhi Statue. Please review an appeal from IAFC to Indian
American communities letter on next page for more details and spread
this exciting news among your family, friends and members of your
IAFC, along with IANT, are planning to call for community
organizations meeting in the first week of March to discuss further on
Please email me whether you are the authorized contact person of your
organization to receive further information. If you are not, please
email us the contact information of the right person. We are in the
process of updating DFW area India related organizations and your
information will be helpful for us to update our records.
Please feel free to contact me or Prasad Thotakura if you have any questions.
Thank you and Jai Hind
Co-Chair, Community organization Council
2.0 : Letter from IAFC
Indian American Friendship Council (IAFC)
(Non-profit, non-religious, non-partisan organization)
Tax ID# 95-4822891; P.O. Box 610865, Dallas, TX 75267
February 13, 2010
Subject: Installation of Statue of ?Mahatma Gandhi? in downtown Dallas, TX.
Greetings! Indian American Friendship Council (IAFC) has been pursuing
the City of Dallas to install Mahatma Gandhi statue for a quite some
time. We are very excited to inform you that finally we got the
approval from the city. We sincerely thank Dallas City administration
for taking initiative in realizing the long cherished dream of more
than 100,000 Indian-Americans who live in the greater Dallas metro
area. On request of IAFC, Dallas City has allocated a very prime spot
on north side of the Dallas Convention Center on Marilla St. (few
yards away from the Dallas City Hall) in the heart of the City. We are
pleased to inform you that IAFC has already allocated $10,000 to make
a 9 foot Bronze Statue in India and be shipped to Dallas.
We invite all India related organizations, professionals, businesses,
entrepreneurs, women, youth and senior citizens to be part of this
historical movement and project. Our plan is to get Mahatma Gandhi
Statue be installed by August 15th, 2010. We are planning for a
community organizations meeting in March to give a briefing on the
project. We will email you details once the meeting date is confirmed.
We request not more than two representatives from your organizations
attend this important meeting.
It will be a greatest gift to all peace-loving Indians and Americans
alike as well as putting the proud name of Dallas on the map of
important cities that recognized the life and sacrifices made by
Mahatma Gandhi who won India?s freedom from Colonial rule in 1947.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948),?an icon for Peace & non-violence has been
a role model for millions across the Globe,?including our President
We seek your indulgence in supporting the cause in realizing this
dream. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We
look forward for your favorable reply,
Prasad Thotakura, General Secretary & Board of Directors of IAFC
(M) 817-300-4747; firstname.lastname@example.org