Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Abu Dhabi

The Indian community in the UAE paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, through special events and meetings. Several prominent people attended the main event held at Indian Embassy Auditorium in Abu Dhabi….A special report by Asian Lite New

Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Abu Dhabi

The highlight of the event was honouring Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti, the 22-year-old Emirati woman from Ras Al Khaimah, who saved the life of an Indian truck driver burnt in an accident.

The Indian Embassy and Gandhi Sahitya Vedi (GSV) jointly organised the programme at the embassy. VTV Damodaran, president of GSV, said the orgnaisation presented plants to the guests, instead of bouquets, to uphold the ideals of Gandhi.

Mr Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said Kuwaiti upheld the ideals of Gandhiji.

Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Abu Dhabi

Gandhi Jayanti, Gandhi’s birth anniversary, is commemorated as International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations.

Suri also honoured Lubna Qassim, executive vice-president and group counsel at Emirates NBD, for promoting Gandhian values and teachings on social media.

Sudhir Kumar Shetty, patron of GSV, said the seven sins mentioned by Gandhi were still relevant — wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice and politics without principles.

Emirati writer Khalid Al Dhanhani also attended the event.  School children who won competitions as part of the celebrations were also given prizes at the event.

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