Burj Khalifa lit up as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Burj Khalifa lit up as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

"I am satisfied that on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, we are witnessing the fulfilment of his dream of "Swachh Bharat".

Ambassador of India, Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, thanked the Azerbaijan University of Languages for associating with the Embassy of India in Baku in hosting a celebration to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Not only Indians but people across the globe paid homage to "Father of the Nation" who is considered an icon. Dubai's Burj Khalifa too did the same. The official Twitter handle of Burj Khalifa posted a one-minute video with a tune of "Vaishnava Jana To" - Gandhi's favourite bhajan - playing in the background.

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said those who indulge in politics based on falsehood, those who do anything to stay in power and those who declare themselves the ultimate authority will not understand Mahatma Gandhi. It concluded with Bapu's image flashed within the Indian flag.

Gandhi Jayanti is also commemorated as the International Day of Non-Violence since 2007.

The event the historic building of Library of Congress in Washington saw participation on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Indian Envoy to US Harsh V Shringla and envoys of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Myanmar to the US. "A few days ago, United Nations (UN) released a postal stamp to make this occasion memorable, now commemorative stamps and coins have also been released here".

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