Palestine releases stamp on Gandhi, Homage paid in Nepal, Sri Lanka

Palestine releases stamp on Gandhi, Homage paid in Nepal, Sri Lanka

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New Delhi, Oct 2: Release of postage stamp and special meetings in various parts of the world mark celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Palestine authorities have released a commemorative postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi, honouring his "legacy and values". Palestinian Authority's Minister of Telecommunication and IT Ishaaq Seder released the stamp in the presence of Representative of India in Palestine Sunil Kumar at a ceremony held at the ministry. "Palestine's issuance of the commemorative stamp comes in honour of Gandhi's memory, legacy, and values that guided and shall continue to guide the humanity," Mr Seder said.

The Indian mission in Ramallah has organised several events over the past one year to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. In nearby Kathmandu, Mahatma Gandhi's first statue in Nepal was unveiled on Wednesday. India's Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri unveiled the statue of Gandhi during a ceremony attended by Parliament members, Indian Embassy staffers, business community and civil society leaders.

In Colombo, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe unveiled a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi at his official residence 'Temple Trees' here. The bronze bust sculpted by the Padma Bhushan awardee Ram Vanji Suatr was unveiled at the Temple Trees in the presence of Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu. "To pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, a special programme was held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo," a statement issued by the Indian High Commission said.

"Sri Lanka Post issued two commemorative stamps on the occasion of Gandhi150. The stamps were released by Hon Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu," a tweet from Indian High Commission said. On Tuesday, Oct 1, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 150th Birth Anniversary year at the President's Secretariat in Colombo. (UNI)