External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Speaker of US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi would attend an October 2 reception to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the 90th birth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Top American lawmakers, eminent Indian Americans, US government officials and members of the diplomatic corps are expected to attend the October 2 reception. They will celebrate the legacies of these two great leaders that have shaped the destinies of India and the United States. Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated as the Father of Indian freedom struggle and Martin Luther King Jr is one of the key leaders of the African-American civil rights movements.
Organised by the Indian Embassy in Washington, USA, the reception would be held at the premises of the historic building of the Library of Congress. Pelosi will be the featured speaker at the gathering. The Indian Embassy here has organised a series of events throughout the year to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Indian Embassy had organised an exhibition on Gandhi on August 15.
In Cuba, commemorative stamp to mark the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has been launched by the government of Cuba
Commemorative stamp to mark the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi launched by the government of Cuba @MINCOMCuba @CorreosdeCuba & ICAP 150 aniversario del nacimiento de MahatmaGandhi @IndianDiplomacy @EmbaCubaIndia @ICCR_Delhi @IndiaPostOffice pic.twitter.com/47ups02zxc— India in Cuba (@EOIHavana) September 5, 2019
The High Commissioner of India in South Africa moderated an engaging discussion.
#BapuAt150 As part of celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, H.E. Jaideep Sarkar, High Commissioner of India in South Africa moderated an engaging discussion on Gandhi and Mandela : As Lawyers. pic.twitter.com/nmWQV92UcT— India in SouthAfrica (@hci_pretoria) September 5, 2019
The Consulate General of India will be organizing a quiz to celebrate the "150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi".
CGI Sydney will be organizing quiz competition to celebrate "150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi" on September 14, 2019 (Saturday) from 12:30 PM-1:00 PM at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Level 2, 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000. Please rsvp to email@example.com pic.twitter.com/0LMK3IHHOB— India in Sydney (@cgisydney) September 6, 2019
Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi a.k.a Mahatma Gandhi was one of India’s great freedom fighter and he was instrumental in freeing India from the clutches of the British empire in 1947. Born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar. For his services and sacrifice for the country, he was named the Father of Nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colourblind society where the race would not impact a person's civil rights. He is considered one of the great orators of modern times, and his speeches still inspire many to this day.