India celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Oslo

A two-year long celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was launched by the Embassy of India in Norway with an event on 2nd October held at the National Library of Norway. The event marked the starting of year-long celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The event began with the lighting of the lamp by Ambassador of India to Norway, HE Krishan Kumar, Norwegian Minister of International Development, Nikolai Astrup and Members of the Norwegian Parliament, Himanshu Gulati.

The program during the event included welcome remarks at the event were delivered by Ambassador of India to Norway HE Krishan Kumar, followed by words by Members of the Norwegian Parliament and Norwegian Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup , who spoke about the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

Commemorative stamps to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations were also released at the event by the Ambassador of India to Norway and Norwegian Minister of International Development also Screening of a documentary on Mahatma Gandhi; a panel discussion on “Mahatma Gandhi’s eternal and universal message”; a devotional song by renowned singers.

The event was attended by over 300 people from the diplomatic corps, academics, friends of India, media and the Indian diaspora in Norway including highly respected Norwegian diplomat John Westberg.

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