Gandhi Commemoration at Wellington Railway StationPhotos: Al Simmonds
This afternoon a ceremony was held in Wellington to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
From the initial Wellington City Council press release
: Wellington City Council and the Mahatma Gandhi Commemoration Committee are co-hosting an event in Wellington to mark
the International Day of Non-Violence and the birthday of India’s ‘Father of the Nation’ on Tuesday 2 October.
The celebration will include the lighting of candles, singing of Hindi hymns and hanging of garlands around the neck of
Gandhi’s statue. The statue was gifted to the city in 2007 by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations on behalf of the
Indian people and stands in the forecourt of the Wellington Railway Station.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and the chair of the Commemoration Committee, Shree Naginbhai (Neil)
G. Patel will speak at the event.
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