Celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi


As part of celebration of 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a programme was organized in the premises of the Embassy of India here in Ethiopia which included singing of bhajan, speeches, skits, screening of documentary on Mahatma Gandhi, Dandi March, etc. While addressing, Mohan Lal, Cd’A summarized the events and activities organized by the Embassy during the last two years which included release of the album ‘Vaishnav Jan Toh’ sung by popular Ethiopian artist Betty G, a Gandhi Heritage walk, tree plantation events, talk series on ‘what Gandhi means to me’, an exhibition on Khadi products under the theme “Khadi as an “idea” and not merely a “garment”, Digital projection of Gandhi photos/moving pictures on the facade of Chancery building, Vegetarian Food Festival, outreach to school students to create more awareness about Mahatma Gandhi, etc and he appreciated the cooperation of the members of Indian Community and local authorities in successful conclusion of the above activities. He also mentioned that 2nd October is observed as International Day of Non-Violence because of Gandhiji’s philosophy and strategy of non-violence and United Nation while acknowledging it, adopted 2nd October, the birthday of Gandhiji in 2007, as the International Day of Non-Violence.