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152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi 

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152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi 


The Embassy of India, Rome organized a series of activities to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti in Rome and outside. Celebrations of the birth anniversary of the Mahatma were held in the framework of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. All the events were organised in accordance with local norms regarding COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing etiquette.

On October 1st, the Gandhi School at Narni celebrated the birth anniversary of the Mahatma by organizing a floral tribute to Mahatma’s busts by the pupils and the faculty. The flower offering was marked with the presence of the local city authorities and enriched by a musical performance. The school would also hold a conference on the teachings of the Mahatma in the coming weeks. In Naples, the Italian students of Hindi course at the Orientale University paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi’s by singing his favorite bajan which was shared on the Mission’s social media pages.

Also on 1st October 2021, a special symposium on Mahatma on the theme ‘Gandhi as a Global Philosopher’ was organized in Rome in association with Sakshi at the prestigious Villa Malta. Among the speakers at the symposium,, were Ambassador Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant’Agatha, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Italy, Prof. Adriano Rossi, President ISMEO, Avv. Franco di Maria, President, Italian Hindu Union and Mr Matteo Angioli, Secretary Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL)

The customary celebration of Gandhi Jayanti was organized in the morning of October 2nd at Piazza Gandhi in Rome (Gandhi Square). Deputy Chief of Mission Neeharika Singh along with Prof Fabio Scialpi, former Professor of Religions and Philosophy of India at University La Sapienza and Mr Satish Kumar, founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological studies paid floral tributes to Gandhiji’s bust, followed by all the other guests. Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Chief of Mission spoke at length about the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative by the Government of India to mark the 75 years of Indian Independence and importance of Gandhiji’s teachings in today’s world.


Oct 3rd, 2021