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Photos: Gandhi Commemoration at Wellington Railway Station

Gandhi Commemoration at Wellington Railway Station

Photos: Al Simmonds

This afternoon a ceremony was held in Wellington to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

From the initial Wellington City Council press release: Wellington City Council and the Mahatma Gandhi Commemoration Committee are co-hosting an event in Wellington to mark the International Day of Non-Violence and the birthday of India’s ‘Father of the Nation’ on Tuesday 2 October.

The celebration will include the lighting of candles, singing of Hindi hymns and hanging of garlands around the neck of Gandhi’s statue. The statue was gifted to the city in 2007 by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations on behalf of the Indian people and stands in the forecourt of the Wellington Railway Station.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and the chair of the Commemoration Committee, Shree Naginbhai (Neil) G. Patel will speak at the event.


Photos: Al Simmonds. Ghandi
Commemoration at Wellington Railway Station - Mayor Celia
Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and the chair of the
Commemoration Committee, Shree Naginbhai (Neil) G.
Patel

Photos: Al Simmonds. Ghandi
Commemoration at Wellington Railway Station - Mayor Celia
Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and the chair of the
Commemoration Committee, Shree Naginbhai (Neil) G.
Patel

Photos: Al Simmonds. Ghandi
Commemoration at Wellington Railway Station - Mayor Celia
Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and the chair of the
Commemoration Committee, Shree Naginbhai (Neil) G.
Patel

Photos: Al Simmonds. Ghandi
Commemoration at Wellington Railway Station - Mayor Celia
Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and the chair of the
Commemoration Committee, Shree Naginbhai (Neil) G.
Patel

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