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Indian Embassy building in Madagacsar lit up with ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’

Posted on: September 30, 2021 | Back | Print

On the occasion of the 75 years of India’s Independence to mark the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Embassy of India, Antananarivo, Madagascar is celebrating the age old Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The Whole Earth is a  Family)   during the month of September. 

In his welcome remarks at the celebrations of 57th ITEC Day earlier this month, Ambassador Abhay Kumar emphasised on the essence of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the whole Earth is one family) saying - “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, is one of the core philosophies of the Indian civilization since ancient times and ITEC is a living example of the practice of this philosophy. India has provided training to over 200,000 professionals from 161 partner countries under ITEC programme since 1964. Madagascar is a crucial part of this family and ITEC programme is one of the many ways in which India has been a partner of Madagascar in its development journey.”

  To mark the occasion, a painting competition on the theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam was organised by the Embassy. The winners were declared on 28th September 2021. The first prize went to Upasi Vaidya, 
2nd Prize to Mialisoa- Maya  Ramiharimiadana and the 
3rd Prize to Natoa Rasolonjatovo. 

The Embassy building was lit up with a special projection of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam on the evening of 28th September 2021. The winning entries of the painting competition were also projected on the building.

Madagascar’s celebrated Valiha player Germain Randrianrisoa(aka Rajery), who is one of the members of the contemporary African music group 3MA and a living music legend of Madagascar, spoke about the importance of the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. 

Ambassador Abhay Kumar wrote an article highlighting the meaning and significance of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and how India’s world view is guided by this ancient Indian philosophy from Maha Upnishad.