Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Jayanti) and International Day of Non Violence

150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi

The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind led the nation into paying rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Smriti on October 2, 2019 celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and International Day of Non-Violence. Almost 1000 children drawn from 38 institutions of Delhi and NCR, Madhya Pradesh and Jalandhar took part in the programme and offered musical tribute to the Father of the Nation. Children during the programme held flags of the 193 Member States of the United Nations including the Indian Tri Colour during the programme.
Minister of Culture and Vice Chairperson of GSDS Shri Prahalad Singh Patel, Secretary MoC, Shri Arun Goel, Joint Secretary MoC Shri S C Barmma, GSDS EC Members Shri Sankar Kumar Sanyal, Shri Laxmi Dass, gandhian workers Shri Basant and people from different walks of life took part in the programme.
Religious leaders from different religious faiths will be participating in the Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha (Inter-faith prayer meet) on the occasion. Marking the 12th year of the International Day of Non-Violence, Shri Rajiv Chandran Officer In-Charge of the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan read the message of the UN Secretary General, H.E Antonio Guterres on the occasion.
Leading classical artist, Padma Shri Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty led the Bhakti Sangeet on the occasion with renditions of poem by Gandhi ji himself, Rabindranath Tagore, Acharya Vinoba Bhave and others on the occasion.