About Us Media Center

Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in London

High Commission of India remembered Father of the Nation  and India's former Prime Minister LalBahadurShastri on their birth anniversary today.

GandhiJayanti is celebrated as International Day of Non-Violence.

This year, Londoners paid homage at Tavistock Square in Central London which hosts a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

Floral tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi by the High Commissioner, H.E. Mr. Y. K. Sinha, Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Dinesh K. Patnaik, Mayor of Camden Councillor Richard Cotton, Mr. C. B. Patel, Chairman of India League and other distinguished guests.

In his remarks, High Commissioner Sinha touched upon the different aspects of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and their continuing relevance in today's world. He made special mention of the SwachhtaHiSeva campaign taking place all over India today to promote the drive for cleanliness and hygiene. A special cleanliness drive was also organised in India House and Mission's properties to mark the campaign.

The program was followed by rendition of Gandhiji’s favorite bhajans by students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

A peace march was undertaken from Tavistock Square to Parliament Square which also hosts the statue of the Mahatma. Here too, floral tributes were paid to Gandhiji’s statue by High Commissioner and distinguished guests.

Oct 2, 2017
 
image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image
Go to Navigation