Commemorating the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the UAE’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa on October 2 lit up with a colourful LED show. It must be noted that Gandhiji’s birthday is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence on account of the non-violent strategy adopted by him to free India from the British colonial rule in 1947.
In a tweet, the official twitter handle of Burj Khalifa said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”- Immortal words spoken by #MahatmaGandhi, the father of the entire nation of India. #BurjKhalifa lights up with an LED show to honour his journey and to celebrate his 151st birthday.”
The Indian Consulate in Dubai presented its final event from The Address Downtown and the programme began with Gandhiji’s popular bhajan ‘Vaishnava Jana’. Apart from this, the consulate officials are holding a cleanliness drive in the premises of the mission with the help of the Indian community. In order to mark the occasion, a plantation drive will also take place where 151 trees will be planted at different sites.
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