By Adam Rizvi, TIO: The 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated at the Embassy of India, Washington, DC on October 2, 2020. In the morning, Congressman Gregory Meeks, and Ambassador of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Plaza.
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Separately, Congressman Meeks spoke of the relevance of Gandhi’s message to the world and said “Mahatma Gandhi is such a man who made a difference not only in India but around the world. It was his leadership, his thoughts, his actions that inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
In the afternoon, a virtual event was organized to mark the conclusion of the 2 years long Gandhi @150 celebrations. During the event, 17 Congresspersons from various parts of the United States delivered messages on the importance of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
Ambassador Sandhu addressed the event and said: “The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial that stands tall in front of the Embassy today is a testimony to the ideals that India and the United States share, the values that we cherish.”
The event also featured a message from Srimati Karuna, Director of the Gandhi Centre in DC, and special performances from various artists in the US and India.
On 1st October, the Embassy held a virtual Gandhi Katha session (narration of stories of Mahatma Gandhi) with Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna, which saw the participation of more than 9000 persons.
Source: As per the press release.
Curated By Shafaat Khan, Washington DC, USA.