Burj Khalifa at UAE paid honors on the 151st birthday of Gandhi
Burj Khalifa at UAE paid honors on the 151st birthday of Gandhi

India observed the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at 2nd Oct. The UAE’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa on Friday lit up with a colourful LED show in the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s journey, celebrating his 151st birth anniversary. Earlier, the Indian Embassy in Dubai presented its finale event from The Address Downtown, from the backdrop of iconic Burj Khalifa on the occasion of the culmination of the celebrations of 150th years of Gandhi’s birth.

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The Indian embassy said in a tweet that the programme began with Gandhiji’s popular bhajan ‘Vaishnava Jana”. Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 is also marked as the International Day of Non-Violence on account of the non-violent strategy adopted by Gandhi to help India secure independence from the British colonial rule in 1947. The embassy officials are also holding a cleanliness drive in the premises of the mission. With support from the Indian community, 151 trees will be planted on different sites to mark the occasion.

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On the occasion 149th birthday of Gandhi in 2018, a special LED show on Burj Khalifa marked the commencement of the two-year line up of programmes of 150 years of Gandhian ideologies in the UAE. The special LED show was jointly organised by the Indian Embassy, Abu Dhabi, Indian Consulate in Dubai and Emaar Properties. Images of Gandhi and the Indian flag were beamed on the world’s largest LED-illuminated façade on the same day in 2019. 

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