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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The Indian Embassy in Kuwait celebrated the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking on the occasion, the Indian envoy said, “I pay homage to the Father of the Nation on behalf of all fellow citizens. Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the values of his inspiring life — peace, equality and communal harmony. Observing it this year assumes a special significance as the nation has been celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav, marking 75 years of Independence. This is the time, for all of us, to work towards the realization of India of Gandhiji’s dreams.
Reading from a message from the President of India, the Ambassador said, “A century ago Gandhiji inspired millions with his call of Swadeshi and his stress on self-reliance. The India of his dreams is a clean India, a healthy India. The initiatives taken in this regard have been bearing fruits now. “As we enter the Amrit Kaal, the period before the independence, it is heartening to note that the young generation too has been taking inspiration from Gandhiji’s works.
When the world is going to face more and more complex challenges, his life continues to serve as a lighthouse, helping us negotiate the path amid turbulent waters. “Gandhiji showed to all humanity its true potential, and proved the power of compassion. Let us again take the pledge to walk on his path, the path of truth and non-violence, to promote mutual goodwill and to work towards the progress of the nation and the world.”
The ambassador said “when Mahatma Gandhi actually lived on this earth and was leading our freedom struggle, the world then saw several wars, including two World Wars. That period produced so many war heroes, so many who built empires and ruled them, so many army generals who won several battles in land, air and seam but we don’t see any celebrations on their birth anniversary anywhere in the world. “But that is not the case with Mahatma Gandhi, we have seen how the whole world celebrated his 150th birth anniversary. Each year the United Nations celebrates his birthday as the International Day of Non-Violence.