Rich tributes were paid on October 2, 2016, to Mahatma Gandhi at UNSW, Sydney on the occasion of his 147th birth anniversary.
Mahatma Gandhi is remembered for his contributions towards the Indian freedom struggle.
The Gandhi Jayanti function was celebrated in true spirit by all the attendees including a large number of people from Indian community.
The program started with a welcome address by Dr Neville Roach AO, Patron of the Australian India Institute, UNSW Australia.
The celebration continued with prayers and patriotic songs, offering of flowers and garlanding of Gandhi’s statue at UNSW.
Consul General- B Vanlavawna and Peter Noble (Vice President and Chief of Staff UNSW) performed the ritual of lighting the lamp.
The school children re-created the famous salt march of Mahatma Gandhi and paid tribute to him.
Hymns ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’, ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ and Lead Kindly light were also recited during the ceremony .
Vote of thanks was presented by B Vanlavawna –Consul General. Light refreshments were served to the attendees after the celebrations.
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