KUWAIT: Indian Embassy, Kuwait observed the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at a solemn function held at the embassy premises on Sunday. In his address, Ambassador Sibi George said he was paying homage to the 'Father of the Nation' on behalf of all fellow citizens. "Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the values of his inspiring life -- peace, equality and communal harmony.

Observing it this year assumes a special significance as the nation has been celebrating the 'Amrit Mahotsav', marking 75 years of India's independence. This is the time, for all of us, to work towards the realization of Gandhiji's dreams," George said.

The ambassador said despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the embassy was holding several events to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Kuwait and also the 75th anniversary of India's independence.

"Together we organized many events, together we celebrated everything that is Indian in Kuwait. In all these celebrations there was one common thread that we were all proud of. That was Mahatma Gandhi. No day in our lives, no event in our community is complete without recalling the life and messages of our Mahatma Gandhi," he said.

He reminded the audience that Gandhi's talisman appears to be very simple in the complex world of today. Mahatma Gandhi is an embodiment of everything that India stood for millennia, including its spirit of 'world is one family'. Earlier, the Ambassador paid floral tributes at Gandhi's statue on Sunday. In a fitting tribute, the entire audience together read Gandhiji's talisman and held high his portraits.