Embassy of India in Myanmar
MahatmArpan - a musical tribute to Gandhiji - organised in Yangon. Image credit - Twitter

As a mark of the year-long celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebrations, the Embassy of India in Myanmar hosted a musical event at Yangon.

The event, titled ‘MahatmArpan’, was organized as tribute to India’s ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, who is also called as ‘Bapu’, at a hotel in Yangon on Sunday.

The event was graced by Yangon Region chief minister U Phyo Min Thein accompanied by his wife.

The event commenced with the lighting of a lamp by U Phyo Min Thein, the chief minister of Yangon Region and Saurabh Kumar, the Ambassador of India to Myanmar and his wife Smriti Shrivastav.

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Renowned classical Carnatic vocalist Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan and her group mesmerized the audience with their performance.

Informing about the event, the Embassy of India at Yanoon on its Twitter handle has stated: “Embassy of India organized an event #MahatmArpan – a musical tribute to Gandhiji – in Yangon to celebrate #BapuAt150.”

“’MahatmArpan’ was performed by Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan, a renowned classical Carnatic Vocalist & her group,” it added.

https://twitter.com/IndiainMyanmar/status/1181104210357575681

In the same event, the classic ‘Hind Swaraj’, written by Mahatma Gandhi and now made available in Myanmar language, was released by the Ambassador of India to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar and the chief minister of Yangon Region, U Phyo Min Thein.

Informing this, the Embassy of India at Yangon tweeted: “The classic ‘Hind Swaraj’ written by Mahatma Gandhi is now available in Myanmar language.

The book was released at an event by @AmbSaurabhKumar and the Chief Minister of Yangon Region, U Phyo Min Thein|#BapuAt150.”

Meanwhile, the Embassy of India in Myanmar also extended support to Myanmar in their fight against rabies.

The Indian government donated over 10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccine to the ministry of health & sports, Government of Myanmar.

Sharing this news, on their Twitter handle, the Embassy of India at Yangon said, “Supporting Myanmar in its fight against Rabies.”

“The Government of India hands over 10,000 vials of Anti-Rabies Vaccine to Ministry of Health & Sports, Government of Myanmar,” it added.

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