Zayed-Gandhi Digital Museum opens in Abu Dhabi

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Zayed-Gandhi Digital Exhibition, the first joint digital initiative between the UAE and India, was opened in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of India, opened the exhibition along with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The leaders, along with Noura Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE; Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India; and other senior government officials toured the exhibition at Manarat Al Sadiyaat, where 20 LCD screens displayed the messages, teachings and philosophies of both leaders.

Sheikh Abdullah said the exhibition will contribute towards conveying the philosophy of the two great leaders to the future generations, enabling them to learn about their lives, achievements and deeds.

Swaraj said both the visionary leaders, with their love for humanity and indomitable spirit, continue to inspire everyone.

The museum’s interactive digital content will showcase rare photos, videos and objects representing the life, works and philosophies of both renowned leaders, using cutting-edge technologies. It will also reaffirm the historical ties and shared values of peace, tolerance and sustainability between the UAE and India.

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The exhibition is organised by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development in cooperation with the Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museums.

The digital museum is open to the public from Tuesday evening for a week. Thereafter it will be closed and reopened in March, 2019, the officials said.

  • When: December 4 to 10
  • When: 9am to 8pm
  • Where: Hall A, Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi
Published on 5 December 2018

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