PM UNVEILS MAHATMA GANDHI STATUE | Daily News

PM UNVEILS MAHATMA GANDHI STATUE

 In order to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, known in India as the “Father of the Nation”, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe together with Indian High Commissioner to Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu unveiled a statue of Gandhi at the Temple Trees premises yesterday. Gandhi’s birthday is a national holiday called Gandhi Jayanti, and it is marked with a prayer for peace, ceremonies and events throughout the country. A ceremony was marked at Temple Trees where the PM also launched two commemorative stamps. The Stamps were presented by the Prime Minister, while Postal Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem and Ports and Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka were also present. The United Nations has also declared October 2 as the International Day of Non-violence to honour Gandhi’s message. Picture by Hirantha Gunathilake


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