Press Release - 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi Celebration on Capitol Hill
November 27, 2018
Embassy of India, as part of the two-year celebrations marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, came together with various Indian-American community organizations, to celebrate 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi on Capitol Hill on November 27, 2018.
2. The event began with lighting of ceremonial lamp 'Diya' followed by remarks by Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Members of Congress - Representatives Ami Bera(D-CA), David Schweikert(R-AZ), Raja Krishnamoorthi(D-Il). Representatives of the partner Indian-American community organizations - Dr. Bharat Barai, Srimati Karuna from the Gandhi Memorial Center, Ms. Amy Hariani of the US-India Business Council, Mr. Bhupesh Mehta from the Jain International Trade Organization, Mr. Nissim Reuben Assistant Director at the American Jewish Committee and Ms. Mansi Patel from Indiaspora also addressed the gathering.
3. The event was well-attended by Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Indian-American community and representatives from the media.