Trinidad marks Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birth anniversary

Port-of-spain, Oct 3 (IANS) Trinidad on Monday marked the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a video presentation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Delhi and a choir singing the Mahatma’s favourite hymns.

Songs were sung by children from the Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Cultural Co-operation much to the gaiety of the scores of the Indian nationals and Indo-Trinidadians while floral tributes were laid at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Kew Place here.

“Nowhere is the concept of non-violence better encapsulated than in his concept of satyagraha,” said the former speaker of the House of Representative, Senator Wade Mark while delivering the feature address.

On the occasion, Indian envoy Bishwadip Dey said: “Gandhi’s philosophy has inspired great leaders and intellectuals of the world in their struggle for struggle for freedom and colonialism and seeking to establish human rights and peace”.

–IANS

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