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Celebration of 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the High Commission of India in Seychelles on 2nd October 2020.

High Commission of India
Victoria, Mahe
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Celebration of 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the High Commission of India in Seychelles on 2nd October 2020.

     Floral tributes were paid by the High Commissioner, officials of the High Commission and members of Indian diaspora on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi situated at old chancery premises in the morning of 2nd October 2020 to mark the 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

2. The High Commissioner afterwards called upon H.E. President Danny Faure at the Statehouse and presented him with a copy of the Anthology on Mahatma Gandhi – What Gandhi Means to Me - on the occasion. It might be noted that H.E. President Danny Faure has also contributed his message in the book that contains messages from heads of states/governments, ministers, intellectual leaders and academics around the world on what Gandhi means to them.

3. In the afternoon, the High Commission of India and the University of Seychelles jointly organized a Symposium (Satya-Vaarta) on Mahatma Gandhi to mark the culmination of the two-year long celebration of 150thBirth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Eminent scholars from India, Seychelles and USA addressed the audience comprising of prominent Seychelles' citizen, government officials, scholars, lecturers, diplomats and prominent diaspora members.

4. The High Commissioner addressed the gathering and talked about relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals in the present world and the importance of adopting them at present times of crisis. The event was moderated by the Vice Chancellor of University of Seychelles Dr. Justin Valentin. Emeritus Professor Dennis Hardy and Lecturer Dhivya Pillay from University of Seychelles also gave their presentations on Mahatma Gandhi during the event. The speakers and moderators were presented with a copy of the Anthology on Mahatma Gandhi. The event was extensively covered by the local media and the national television broadcaster Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) ran a special coverage of the event.

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