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Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle

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Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle
Press Release

A Green Triangle named after Mahatma Gandhi was jointly inaugurated in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo today by Hon’ble Mayor of Antananarivo Mr. Naina Andriantsitohaina, and Ambassador Abhay Kumar to mark the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in Madagascar.

The event was attended by members of local government, diplomatic corps, Heads of International Organisations, and members of Indian Diaspora in Madagascar. 

Addressing the audience at the ceremony, the Ambassador of India to Madagascar Shri Abhay Kumar said - << The Government of India has launched an initiative: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India. Mahatma Gandhi, fondly called ‘Bapu’ (father), was born on 2nd October 1869 in the Indian state of Gujarat. He was the greatest pravasi who returned to India from South Africa, led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever. Madagascar has a large diaspora from the Indian state of Gujarat and it is fitting that today a green triangle named after Mahatma Gandhi who also hailed from Porbandar Gujarat is being unveiled in the capital of Madagascar>>

Continuing on the significance of the triangle, Ambassador said: << Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, “The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs but not every man’s greed” highlights his vision and philosophy when it comes to reducing consumerism, respecting nature and aiming for sustainable development. The word green in the plaque signifies our commitment to sustainable development and saving the environment. >>
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Speaking on the occasion the Hon’ble Mayor of Antananarivo Mr. Naina Andriantsitohaina said: << I thank the Embassy for taking the initiative to gather all the enterpreneurs of this area to create a green space. I appreciate the efforts of the Embassy in greening this area and enhancing the beauty of this place as it meets the objective of the Urban Municipality of Antananarivo to create the maximum green space in the capital city of Madagascar.>>

At the end of the event, the Ambassador presented postal stamps on Mahatma Gandhi to the Mayor, issued by the Malagasy Post to mark of the celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019.