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Launch of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi - 5th October, 2018

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Embassy of India

Baku (Azerbaijan)



Launch of 150th birth anniversary of mahatma gandhi 2018


Embassy of India organized an official event on 5th October 2018 to launch the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at a prominent location, Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre, Baku. This was in addition to an event organized on 2nd October at the Embassy auditorium to celebrate the 149th Gandhi Jayanti.


            The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Mukhtar Babayev, represented the Government of Azerbaijan.  The event was well attended by Azerbaijani dignitaries, Rectors of Universities, Members of Parliament, representatives of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, distinguished members of civil society and the members of Indian community in Azerbaijan. 


            As part of the ‘Satya-Vaarta’ initiative, several Azerbaijani dignitaries shared their thoughts about Mahatma Gandhi and his influence in their life.  The videos of their speeches are being prepared and will be shared with the Ministry.


            The Film on Mahatma Gandhi provided by the Ministry was projected in the auditorium. The Gujarati Bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye' produced by the Mission and the fusion video of the Gujarati Bhajan provided by Ministry were screened on this occasion.  An exhibition on life and times of Mahatma Gandhi was also put on display during the event. Around 200 persons attended the function and the programme of event was as under:


            The event lasted for about two hours and was well received by the Azerbaijanis and overseas Indians in Azerbaijan.



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