UAE Commemorates Mahatma Gandhi on 150th birthday

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Born on October 2, 1869, the Indian lawyer, Mahatma Gandhi inspired millions on his notable legacy, campaigning for India’s Independence from the British Rule in 1757. Mahatma Gandhi commonly known in India as “father of the nation,” bear the fruit of his hard work when India achieved its independence from the British on August 15, 1947.

Mahatma was assassinated a year after India claimed its Independence. This mishap did not stop the world from recognizing Mahatma’s heroic legacy.

The UAE showed multiple times how much they honor and respect remembering Gandhi. In August, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released postage stamp on Gandhi in Abu Dhabi. Then, as part of the 73rd Indian Independence Day celebration, Indian Embassy exhibits a statue of Gandhi at its premises. Lastly, the Burj Khalifa displayed images of Gandhi on October 2.

Meanwhile, the president of Gandhi Sahitaya Vedi, Damodaran, stated that for the past 10 years, his dedicated grouping is hosting multiple events to spread love, peace, and harmony.

“Every year, books on Mahatma Gandhi are presented to students. We hold events on January 30, his death anniversary, and October 2. So far, more than 1,000 books were given to students.

On Wednesday evening, Indian Embassy, India Social and Cultural Centre and Gandhi Sahitya Vedi will present 150 books to selected Indian students. On January 30, they will conduct a quiz among these students, based on the contents of the books. It is important to let the children know about their Father of the Nation.

Dammodaran felt astonishingly proud as how UAE commemorates Ghandi’s birth anniversary. “Such acts are evidence of respect and honor this land bestows on Gandhi. It is also proof that the UAE considers his teachings relevant and important,” he added.