In Photos: Indian embassy marks Gandhi’s 154th birthday in Cairo

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 3 Oct 2023

Indian ambassador Ajit Gupte planted small plants on Monday as a symbol of friendship between the two countries to commemorate the 154th birthday of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi in Cairo.

Indian ambassador Ajit Gupte
Indian ambassador Ajit Gupte paying homage to ... andi s bust on his 154th birth anniversary.


Ambassador of India to Egypt Ajit Gupte delivered the opening remarks to the ceremony.

Participants also laid flowers at the bust of Ghandi in Horreya Park in Zamalek, which was installed in 2019, and sung some of Gandhi’s favourite bhajans (hymns).

General Mohamed Sultan, head of the specialized parks sector in the Cairo governorate, represented the Egyptian government and paid his respect to Mahatma Gandhi, who is widely revered in Egypt as a symbol of the anti-colonial movement.

Ambassador Gupte and Sultan planted two small plants as a symbol of friendship during the occasion.

Attending the celebration were Ambassador Gupte's spouse Priti Gupte, Head of Chancery Johon Kerketta, together with wives of the Indian diplomats, members of the Egypt-India Friendship Association, and members of the Indian community in Egypt.

The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi has been celebrated globally as the International Day of Non-violence since 2007. Every year, events are organized on 2 October to commemorate and revive Gandhi’s philosophy and principles.

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