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The Embassy of India, Rome celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with great fervor.

Posted on: October 04, 2016 | Back | Print

The Embassy of India, Rome celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with great fervor. A function was organized in Gandhi Square in EUR Area of Rome which was attended by around 200 people, both Indians and Italians.

The function started with the wreath laying ceremony by Ambassador. Those present (Senior representatives of Indian Community officials, members of local municipality, Sahaja Yoga, Italian Universities and some local cultural association) paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, followed by rendition of his favorite bhajan by an Italian devotee.

Ambassador of India to Italy, His Excellency Anil Wadhwa addressed the audience and emphasized on the values propagated by Mahatma Gandhi. His address was followed by speeches by senior community members, Italian officials and University professors who stressed on the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals in today’s conflict ridden world.

Another event was organized in the Embassy in which the inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra (PBK) by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, was screened before an audience of Indian expatriates and others. Inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, which will act as a nodal point of reference for Non Resident Indians and People of Indian Origin, has been warmly welcomed by the Indian expatriate community, which also appreciated other initiatives taken by Prime Minister Modi to facilitate NRIs and PIOs.

October 2, 2016