Special Mahatma Gandhi screening on Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Source: KT | Published on 3rd October 2018, 11:07 AM | Gulf News |

UAE: Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa on Tuesday 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.

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."

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."

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.

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