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Celebration of 148th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Celebration of 148th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Consulate General of India in collaboration with Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, and the Manhattan Borough President's Office celebrated 148th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the International Day of Non Violence on  Monday, October 2, 2017 at Union Square Park, near Gandhiji's Statue. The occasion was graced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Ms. Gale Brewer, Deputy Borough President Mr. Mathew Washington and Chairman of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Mr. Navin Mehta.

The program began with offering of floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney  and other dignitaries. In their remarks, the speakers were united in conveying the relevance of Gandhian principle in today's world. Some remarked that even though we might think  that Gandhism is too idealistic to be practiced in today's world, these principle resonated with Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, two great leaders who followed them successfully. His principles could be solution for religious extremism and terrorism being witnessed today.

The event concluded with Ram Dhoon followed by floral tributes to Gandhiji the gathering. Attached are a few photos of the event.