On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday, Dubai’s iconic skyscraper, Burj Khalifa was lit up with the images of the Father of the Nation.
The video started with the lights creating India’s National Flag. The flag then changed into an image of Gandhi. It concluded with Bapu’s image flashed within the tricolour.
On Wednesday, a video was posted from the official Twitter handle of Burj Khalifa, paying homage to man of non-violence. Along side the video, they wrote,”In a gentle way, you can shake the world.- Gandhi. #BurjKhalifa lighting up in memory of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary (sic).”
بطريقة لطيفة ، يمكنك هز العالم-غاندي. نضيء #برج_خليفة إحياءًا لذكرى المهاتما غاندي في ذكرى ميلاده المائة والخمسين
— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) October 2, 2019
Thanking for the gesture, the official Twitter Page of Consulate General of India in Dubai tweeted, “On the occasion of #GandhiAt150, @BurjKhalifa paid a wonderful tribute to Mahatma Gandhi…thanks to @emaardubai and their team for their efforts @vipulifs @IndembAbuDhabi @ICAIDubai @narendramodi @DDNewsLive(sic)”.
Also, in Dubai, a four km ‘Walk for Peace and Tolerance’ witnessed great participation from people of all walks of life, reported IANS.
Every year, October 2 is globally celebrated as Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. From school children in Kazakhstan drawing pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, to Lebanon issuing a commemorative stamp on him, to walks for peace and tolerance held in many cities, the world paid tribute to Gandhi on his birth anniversary in various ways.