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Celebration of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Posted on: October 02, 2021 | Back | Print

152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated by the Embassy of India on 2 October 2021 in Antananarivo. 

It was attended by members of different Indian communities in Madagascar including Hindu, Khoja, Ismalies and Bohra communities.

The event started with the remarks from  Ambassador Abhay Kumar. The Ambassador highlighted the various celebrations being undertaken by the Embassy under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate its 75 years of India’s Independence and said: “It gives me immense pleasure to know that an inter community sports competition has been organized today. Promoting social harmony and inter community brotherhood is an apt tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary.”
“Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest pravasi bhartiya was born in Gujarat, and Madagascar has a strong Indian community that has its roots in Gujarat.

Mahatma Gandhi said- “Be the change you want to see in the world", following these words of Bapu, a year ago on Gandhi Jayanti, the Indian Embassy in Madagascar went fully solar", Ambassador added.
It was followed by paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi by all who attended the event.
Bhajans like "Vaishnav Jan to" and "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram" were sung by the members of the Indian community on this occasion.

The Embassy of India building  will also be illuminated with the projection of Gandhiji image tonight to mark the occasion.