Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebrated by Indian embassy

Embassy of India in Kuwait celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October at the embassy premises, in the presence of members of diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti dignitaries and businessmen, journalists and members of the Indian diaspora.

Her Excellency Dr. Samira Ahmad Al-Sayer Omar, Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) was the Chief Guest on the occasion, and His Excellency Dr. Tarek Elsheikh, Representative of UN Secretary General and Resident Coordinator was the Guest of Honor.

Celebrations started with the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour, accompanied by the Ambassador of India H.E. K.Jeeva Sagar, garlanding and paying tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

The dignitaries then addressed the gathering and underscored the prominence and relevance of Gandhian principles in today’s times. Mahatma or ‘Great Soul’ as Indian Father of the Nation is revered across the world, led India’s non-violent freedom movement, and became a beacon of hope and inspiration to millions across the globe.

A brief cultural program comprising rendition of Gandhi’s favourite ‘bhajans’ by children from the Carmel School, Kuwait, and a performance by Mubarak Al-Rashid, the well-known Kuwaiti singer, was also organized by the Indian Embassy on this important occasion.