Gandhi Jayanti: Burj Khalifa to have special LED show

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Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa on Tuesday will showcase special LED screenings to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.

The special LED show, jointly organised by the Indian Embassy, Abu Dhabi, Indian Consulate in Dubai and Emaar Properties, will take place at 8:20pm and 8:40pm on Tuesday, the consulate announced.

Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi’s birthday) on October 2, a national festival in India, is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Speaking on the occasion, Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri, said: “I am delighted that we are celebrating one of the tallest personalities the world has seen by screening his image on the iconic building.”

“I am sure that the events that we will organize over the next few months will not only remind all of us about the enduring message of Mahatma Gandhi but also motivate us to put some of his lessons into practice,” he added.

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties, said: “Gandhiji’s life has had profound impact on many generations and his remarkable philosophy of life serves as an inspiration to this day. By honouring Gandhi especially as India marks his 150th birth anniversary celebration, we are also saluting the strong UAE-India ties and the contribution of Indians to the development of our nation.”

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Consul General of India to Dubai Vipul deeply appreciated the support of the Emaar and the leadership of UAE for organising the special LED display on Burj Khalifa. He said that this gesture was yet another manifestation of the strong friendly ties between India and UAE.

The Indian missions in the UAE are hosting official celebrations in the premises of the consulate in Dubai and the Indian Social and Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi later this evening.

Published on 2 October 2018

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