Indian mission in Dubai to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti
The Consulate General of India in Dubai will host a special function to celebrate the 138th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.world Updated: Sep 27, 2007 16:51 IST
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".
First Published: Sep 27, 2007 16:49 IST