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Watch: Dubai's Iconic Burj Khalifa Celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary Through A Special Screening

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  • Dubai's Burj Khalifa displays a special screening of Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Burj Khalifa had special LED screenings to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandh

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa showcased special LED screenings to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Indian Embassy, Abu Dhabi and Indian Consulate, Dubai together with Emaar Properties had earlier today announced that there will be screenings on October 2, 2018, at 8:20 pm and 8:40 pm. The admirers of Mahatma Gandhi can witness the special screening which pays tribute to this apostle of truth, peace, and non-violence in the world. 

Read | 10 Lesser Known Facts About Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is loved and admired worldwide, his thoughts and ideologies are followed religiously by most people. Gandhi throughout India is known as the "father of the nation," he was a powerful voice for peace during a very volatile time in India’s history. Gandhi even received training in nursing when he was 30. He used this knowledge to help injured soldiers in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer war.

He also helped in setting up health camps during the Zulu rebellion against the British in South Africa in 1906. Gandhi also helped in carrying soldiers down from the top of the hills to the camps. His famous hunger strikes and constant message of nonviolence helped to unite the country and ultimately led to India’s independence from the British on August 15, 1947. Sadly, Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, shortly after independence was achieved and while India was plagued with bloodshed over new boundaries between religious groups. 

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Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, celebrated on October 2, is one of the only three national holidays in India. Gandhi’s birthday is known as Gandhi Jayanti in India and is commemorated with a prayer for peace, ceremonies, and with singing "Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram," Gandhi’s favorite song. To honor Gandhi’s message of nonviolence, the United Nations declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence. This went into effect in 2007. Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, celebrated on October 2, is one of only three national holidays in India. Gandhi’s birthday is known as Gandhi Jayanti in India and is commemorated with a prayer for peace, ceremonies, and with singing "Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram," Gandhi’s favorite song.  To honor Gandhi’s message of nonviolence, the United Nations declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence. This went into effect in 2007. 

 

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