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150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi at Baku Engineering University on 11 March 2019

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Embassy of India





Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

at Baku Engineering University


          The Baku Engineering University, in association with the Embassy of India, organised a seminar on Mahatma Gandhi, followed by cultural programme at Baku Engineering University on 11th March 2019 as part of year-long celebrations of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an apostle of peace. The seminar hosted by the Baku Engineering University Multiculturalism Student Club was attended by the Rector, Ambassador of India, and Academic & Administrative staff of the Baku Engineering University.


          Prof. Havar Mammadov, Rector of the Baku Engineering University, spoke about the relevance of Gandhian ideology in today’s world. He also spoke about Gandhiji’s life including his contribution to India’s freedom and his work for the emancipation of the downtrodden and the deprived.


          Ambassador of India, H.E. Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, thanked the University for associating with the Embassy of India in Baku in hosting a celebration to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.   He spoke about Gandhiji’s five principles of non-violence, respect, understanding, acceptance, appreciation and compassion and the importance of imbibing the principles of non-voilence in today’s world. Ambassador also touched upon the growing bilateral relations and invited all the faculty and students to engage with the Embassy at every opportunity.


          A short English video film on the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi and his role in India’s freedom struggle independence was also shown. This was followed by cultural programmes where flavours of Indian culture were depicted by the students. The motivation of the Azeri students to sing songs in Hindi and perform Indian dances, both contemporary and classical, was remarkable. Considering the success and appreciation by all present, the Baku Engineering University looks forward to Embassy of India's cooperation in organizing more such events