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Indian mission in Dubai to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

world Updated: Sep 27, 2007 16:51 IST

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The Consulate General of India in Dubai will host a special function to celebrate the 138th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, which has now been declared the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations.

The special function to be organised by the mission along with the Indian High School in Dubai will comprise of an exhibition and a public meeting.

A distinguished panel of eminent citizens and select representatives of the international community will share their thoughts on the importance of promoting the culture of non-violence. They will also speak about the relevance of Gandhian philosophy in today's world, a consulate statement said.

Students from different schools across Dubai have been invited to participate in an exhibition on the theme of "Gandhi and Non-Violence".

The United Nations has declared Oct 2 the International Day of Non-Violence "...desiring to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non violence" and has urged "the states, UN bodies, regional organisations, NGOs and individuals to commemorate the day through education and public awareness".