KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: On this occasion, the Ambassador of India to Kuwait, HE Sibi George paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and welcomed members of Indian Diaspora and representatives of Indian associations in Kuwait.
Addressing the audience the Ambassador said “we are all proud that our Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi makes every Indian proud every day,” and, highlighted the importance of Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of altruism and non- violence.
Gandhiji’s eternal words ‘My Life is My Message’ continue to inspire billions, irrespective of their age, gender, religion or region. He is respected and adored across the continents for his contribution to humanity. He was one of those who spoke his mind, and did what he said — one of those few on whom no shadow fell between word and deed, said the ambassador.
The ambassador quoting the UN Secretary General said ‘Hatred, division and conflict have had their day. It is time to usher in a new era of peace, trust and tolerance. On this International Day of Non-Violence — Gandhi’s birthday — let’s heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all’.
During the ceremony, videos of song ‘Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye’, sung by Kuwaiti and European artistes were also screened.
The ambassador also took this opportunity to honor the winners of ‘Ambassador’s Cup for Elocution Competition’ which was held on August 13, 2021. Two Indian artistes presented a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi to the Ambassador befitting the occasion.
The event concluded by paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi by representatives of all Indian associations in Kuwait.
The event received a huge response from Kuwait on embassy’s social media.