Embassy of India
Washington DC

 

Press Release - Celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and
Inauguration of Gandhi @ 150 Celebrations.

Washington, DC
October 2, 2018
 
149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on October 2, 2018. The event started with Ambassador Navtej Sarna paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi located outside Embassy premises.

On this occasion, Ambassador released special commemorative postage stamps issued by Department of Posts, Government of India, to mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A quiz on Gandhi was launched by Ambassador through the Embassy of India twitter handle. Ambassador also addressed the gathering.

This was followed by a brief cultural programme comprising of rendition of Gandhi's favorite Bhajans. The event was attended by more than 200 guests.
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Ambassador Navtej Sarna paying floral tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in front of the Embassy during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.



First Secretary Mr. Shambhu Hakki welcoming the guests during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Special video projection containing images and words of Mahatma Gandhi screened during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Special video projection containing images and words of Mahatma Gandhi screened during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Release of special commemorative postage stamps by Ambassador Navtej Sarna issued by Department of Posts, Government of India, to mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Release of special commemorative postage stamps by Ambassador Navtej Sarna issued by Department of Posts, Government of India, to mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Launch of quiz on Mahatma Gandhi on Twitter by Ambassador Navtej Sarna tweeting the first question during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Launch of quiz on Mahatma Gandhi on Twitter by Ambassador Navtej Sarna tweeting the first question during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Ambassador Navtej Sarna addressing the gathering during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Singing of Bhajans during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Singing of Bhajans during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Audience in attendance during the celebration of 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India, Washington DC on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Shambhu Hakki
First Secretary (Press, Information & Culture)
Embassy of India
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