October 04, 2017
Nepal marked Gandhi Jayanthi, 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at a function held at Nepal-Bharat library in Kathmandu on October 2, 2017.
Amid hundreds of attendees, the former Nepali Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand launched the Nepali edition of Gandhi’s autobiography on the occasion.
The release function of the book titled The Story of My Experiments With Truth, translated by Shekhar Giri and published by Shivalik Prakashan, witnessed participation of more than 150 Nepali writers, artists, media and intellectuals, among others.
The program was jointly organized by the Embassy of India and BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation.
In his address, Chand recalled the role of Gandhi in Indian freedom struggle and called him ‘the icon of world peace’, informed the Embassy statement.
Lawmaker and well-known Gandhian Pradeep Giri and the Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri lauded the role of Gandhiji.
Ambassador Puri commended the Vice President of Nepal-India Friendship Association Shekhar Giri for his efforts towards translation of the Gandhiji’s iconic autobiography.
The members of renowned organization Kalaguthi and the students of well-known Gandhian of Nepal Late Tulasi Mehar demonstrated fabric production from ‘Charkha’.
A collection of rare photographs displaying Gandhiji’s life events, books and a documentary on Gandhiji’s life were also exhibited at the event.
Ardent follower of Gandhiji Uma Jee sang the famous hymn of Gandhiji Baishanab Jan to tene kahiye jo peer parai jane re.