KUWAIT CITY Oct 2: Embassy of India in Kuwait celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 2nd October 2019, at its 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 Scientifi c Research (KISR) was the Chief Guest of the occasion, and His Excellency Dr Tarek Elsheikh, Representative of UN Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator was the Guest of Honour.
Celebrations started with the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour, accompanied by the Ambassador of India, garlanding and paying tributes to 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 programme comprising rendition of Gandhi’s favourite Bhajans by children from the Carmel School, Kuwait, and a performance by Mubarak Al-Rashid, a well-known Kuwaiti singer, was also organized by the Indian Embassy on this important occasion.