Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi on birth anniversary in London and Edinburgh: India House displays ‘Eye for an Eye’ quote – UKMALAYALEE

Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi on birth anniversary in London and Edinburgh: India House displays ‘Eye for an Eye’ quote

Saturday 3 October 2020 8:33 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Oct 3: Tributes were paid to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary in London and Edinburgh on October 2, 2020.

High Commissioner Gaitri Issar Kumar pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Tavistock Square and Parliament Square in London on the occasion.

In Edinburgh, Consul General Hitesh Rajpal along with Bailie Lezley Cameron, The City of Edinburgh Council & MP Martyn Day MP offered floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi bust on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Saughton Park, Edinburgh.

Consul General Hitesh Rajpal delivered a speech followed by Bailie Lezley Cameron, The City of Edinburgh Council, Martyn Day MP & Dr Talat Ahmed.

Meanwhile, the India House in London had Mahatma Gandhi’s attributed quote “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” projected on India House. His quote “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” is saying that if we keep punishing those we deem cruel, then we’re no better than the bad guys ourselves. It’s the whole “you can’t solve violence with violence” spiel. … An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. An eye for an eye only makes the world blind.

The Nehru Centre in London celebrated the occasion with a meeting online where people from different walks of life reminisced the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The meeting video is on their Facebook page 

Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was the forefront of the freedom struggle against the colonial British rule with utmost patience.

This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.

Globally, Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Several events were held in India and across the world to mark the occasion.

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