Doha: ICC celebrates 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

Media Release

Doha, Oct 7: Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) under the aegis of Embassy of India held a celebration on October 2 at ICC commemorating 150th Birthday of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. During the meeting floral tribute was paid to pay respect to the father of nation, who laid his life for the Independence of India through the means of non-violence.

Chief Guest of the event was ambassador of India to Qatar P Kumaran, who spoke in detail about the life of Gandhi, his vision and way of doing things that inspire generations and whole world. There were few cultural programs also showcasing the life of Gandhi performed by ICC affiliated organizations, Maestro Arts, Karnataka Sangha Qatar, North Indian Association and Bhangya Parishad Qatar. Whole programme was well received by Indian Community leaders and members, who attended the event in large number.

Guests presents were include coordinating officer of ICC and counselor at the Indian Embassy Rajesh Kamble, first secretary at Indian Embassy Hemant Diwedi, ICBF president Devis Edukulathur, IBPC president, K M Varghese, ISC president Nilangshu Dey, ICC advisory council chairman Hassan Choughle, advisory council members, Apex bodies managing committee members and affiliated organizations presidents and managing committee members.

ICC president Milan Arun welcomed the audience and stressed the importance such event especially to educate and make the young generation aware about the importance of life and message of Gandhi even in current times. She also remembered that the same day is the Birth anniversary of Lal Bhadur Shastri, one of the past prime minister of India.

During the function, Ambassador P Kumaran released the stamps in commemorating the occasion of 150th Birthday of Gandhi and video was played narrating the life of Gandhi.

There were Arts Exhibition conducted by Indian Schools in Qatar along with the program, which was very well depicting the life and message of Gandhi. All Schools and participants were given certificates by Ambassador P Kumaran and ICC President Milan Arun.

As part of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti celebrations, ICC earlier conducted Quiz competitions and Ambassador gave winners prizes during this event. The winners were Vimal Prasad and Nandini Prasad and the runners up were Pravalika Manepalli and Kalyan Ronak and Yasmi Nazaruddeen and Asif Safeer.

ICC general secretary Juttas Paul proposed the vote of thanks and specially thanked all guests and participants of Cultural events as well as Schools and students who participated in Arts Exhibition.

The event was coordinated by ICC managing committee members Vishal Mehta, A P Manikandan, Jaffar Khan, Girish Jain, Nayna Wagh, K S Prasad and Anjan Kumar Ganguly. Dinner was served for everyone after the programme in the evening.