150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
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The 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated at Cairo Opera House on 2nd Oct. Amb. Rahul Kulshresth and Egyptian Asst. Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, Amb. Khaled Sarwat released the commemorative stamps issued by the Department of the Posts, GOI. The celebration included garlanding of Gandhi’s bust, an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi’s life, a documentary film show and Screening of the famous song “Vaishnav Jan To”  sung by the Egyptian singer Dr. Reem Ezz. A Vegetarian Food Festival was also hosted.

            MACIC Inaugurated the photo exhibition of "Kanu's Gandhi"- an exhibition of rare photos taken by Kanu Gandhi, grandnephew of Mahatma Gandhi, at El Hanager Gallery, Cairo Opera House grounds, on 6/11/18.  The same exhibition was opened in in Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 12/11/18.

            "Satya Vaarta", a roundtable discussion on Mahatma Gandhi was conducted on 8/11/18 at El Hanager Gallery. Amb. Gilan Allam, Amb. Mohamed Higazi, Amb. Abdel Monem Al Shazly, (former Ambassadors of Egypt) and Dr. Hala Abul Foutoh, Cairo University, participated in the panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Liyaqath Ali, Director, MACIC.

            To mark the anniversary, special outreach programs were conducted at the Cultural Garden on 23 Oct., Pyramids Language School, Giza, on 1 Nov and at Al Shabab School, on 4 Nov 2018 .The programme in each venue included a presentation on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, screening of documentary and Yoga sessions.



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