Mahatma Gandhi
Views of Mahatma Gandhi's statue installation at Kathmandu on Wednesday. Image credit - Twitter @IndiaInNepal

The Indian Embassy in Nepal on Wednesday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.

As per reports, the statue was unveiled by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri in presence of other dignitaries at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kathmandu enthralled the audience by singing Vaishnav songs and bhajans.

Stating that the birthday of both Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri falls on the same day, Puri said this is an occasion to remember and understand the values taught by these two great leaders to the society.

“This is not just the tradition which we have been following which we have done, these are those objectives which are relevant today also and would remain relevant in the coming days too,” Puri added.

The Indian Embassy organized a Khadi fashion show on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti on Tuesday.

Models showcased various designer creations in Khadi, the fabric popularized by Gandhi during the freedom movement.

On March 15 this year, as part of the Festival of India in Nepal, the Embassy of India organised a speech competition on Mahatma Gandhi in a hotel at Kathmandu.

Former minister and chairperson of the Gandhi-Tulasi Memorial Trust, Bhadra Kumari Ghale graced the programme as chief guest.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar town in Gujarat.

Mahatma Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London and called to the bar at the age of 22 in June, 1891.

He adopted non-violent resistance and was in the forefront of the freedom struggle against the colonial British rule.

Finally India achieved independence in 1947.

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