Mahatma Gandhi commemoration | Sunday Observer

Mahatma Gandhi commemoration

4 October, 2020
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa places a floral bouquet at the statue of  Mahatma Gandhi
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa places a floral bouquet at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa paid a floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his birth anniversary at Temple Trees on October 2.

Deputy High Commissioner of India Vinod K Jacob represented the High Commissioner with other Indian diplomats. Deputy High Commissioner Jacob recounted that Mahatma Gandhi had toured Sri Lanka extensively in 1927 from Galle to Point Pedro.

In his address to students at Ananda College, Mahatma Gandhi had spoken about the Gautam Buddha: “His was the right path, right speech, right thought and conduct. He gave us the unadulterated law of mercy.”

The Deputy High Commissioner said that Buddhist principles which were a great influence on Mahatma Gandhi are also enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

To celebrate the profound legacy of Mahatma Gandhi events were held in over 100 countries.

Last year, Sri Lanka Post issued two commemorative postal stamps on Mahatma Gandhi to mark his 150th birth anniversary. 

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