Embassy of India
Washington DC

Press Release

Celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Washington DC
October 2, 2016 

147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated at Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2, 2016. The event started with Amb Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Charge de Affaires paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi located outside Embassy premises. This was followed by a brief cultural programme comprising of rendition of patriotic songs. A video of inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra by Hon'ble PM was also played. The ceremony was attended by around 200 members of the Indian community.

2. Gandhi Jayanthi was also celebrated in Gandhi Memorial Center, Bethesda, Maryland and several venues in DC Metro area including India International School in Virginia and Indian Association of Virginia where the video of inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra by Hon'ble PM was also played.


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Charge d'Affaires Amb. Taranjit Singh Sandhu paying floral tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in front of the Embassy on October 2.



First Secretary Mr. Satish Kumar Sivan welcoming the guests during the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2.



Rendition of patriotic songs by students of India International School, Virginia, during the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2.



Rendition of patriotic songs by students of India International School, Virginia, during the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2.



Charge d'Affaires Amb. Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the gathering during the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2.



Charge d'Affaires Amb. Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the gathering during the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2.



Charge d'Affaires Amb. Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the gathering during the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2.



Video Display of inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi during Celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2..

Video Display of inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi during Celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2

Satish Kumar Sivan
First Secretary (Press, Information & Culture)
Embassy of India
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