The Metropolitan Asian Family Services presents Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. with the “Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Medallion of Excellence (Chicago, IL) – The Metropolitan Asian Family Services is presenting the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. with the “Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Medallion of Excellence 2021 award 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. on the 11th Floor in the Thornton Room.
Dr. Mrs. Santhosh Kumar, founder-executive director of the Metropolitan Asian Family Services, Chicago, announced that, this award is presented to Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. in recognition of his relentless efforts to ensure that COVID vaccines and COVID relief efforts are rushed to India.
K.J. Alphons, India’s member of parliament said that Rev. Jackson “has been knitting together the moral fine of the world. He has been a true Gandhian bringing solace to a world deeply divided, especially during this pandemic. Thank you for speaking up for India and for those in need,” said India’s parliamentarian K.J. Alphons.
Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, global ambassador of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, USA, stated that Rev. Jackson has called the White House and spoken to Vice President Kamala Harris to expedite the vaccine supply to India earlier today.
Dr. Prabhakar said that Georgia Tech Atlanta is in talks with Tamilnadu Government, Department of Higher Education for technology transfer to manufacture portable low cost ventilators in Chennai, India.
Mr. Neil Khot, executive Vice President, Indian American Business Coalition, USA, stated that Mr. Udqy Samant, cabinet minister for Higher Education & Technical Education, State Government of Maharashtra India, spoke to Rev. Jackson this morning thanking him for his tireless efforts and requested that the State of Maharashtra received alert 10 million vaccine doses that are being sent from USA to India.
The MAFS Gandhi sesquicentennial Medallion of Excellence is presented every year to a Global Icon who has decisively taken steps to alleviate a Global humanitarian crisis.
The Metropolitan Asian Family Services presents Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. with the “Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Medallion of Excellence