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Mahatma Gandhi changed the world by his teachings: Joe Biden
US Vice President Joe Biden with his wife Dr. Jill Biden and Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Gandhi
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, centre, wife Jill Biden, left,
Tara Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, right,
at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi on July 22.
US Vice President Joe Biden today described Mahatma Gandhi as "one man who changed the world by his teachings".
"What a high honor and great privilege to be here in this sacred spot -- memorializing one man who changed the world," Biden wrote in the visitors' book at Gandhi Smriti at Tees January Marg here, the place where Gandhi's life ended on 30 January 1948.
"My nation was changed as well by Gandhi's teachings -- when Dr. King (leader of civil rights movement in US Martin Luther) emulated them to free not only black men and women but all Americans," said Biden who was accompanied by his wife Dr Jill Biden and daughter Ashley.
Dr. King was the leader of the African-American Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and used a strategy of nonviolent civil disobedience, a method employed by Gandhi.
Mr. Biden was greeted by Gandhi's granddaughter, Tara Gandhi, who gave him and his family handspun cotton shawls with borders in the same orange, green and white stripes of the Indian flag.