Ljubljana: Slovenia's picturesque city municipality of Slovenj Gradec, the peace messenger city where now stands a statue of Mahatma Gandhi presented by India, commemorated the 67th death anniversary of the great thinker and peacekeeper on Friday.
Slovenj Gradec has become one of the 73 cities in the world where officially the statue of Gandhi has been erected. This small city in northern Slovenia in central Europe remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on Oct 2 and the anniversary of his death Jan 30 as a biannual ritual, the Indian embassy here said.
This year, the commemorative events on Martyr's Day, which marks the assassination of Mahatma in 1948, began Thursday evening when the feature film "The Making of the Mahatma" was screened in Kulturni dom.
On Friday, wreaths were laid by the mayor of the city, Andrej Cas. An exhibition of photographs reflecting the life of Gandhi was inaugurated on this occasion. The exhibition was lent by the Indian embassy and it will be open for about three weeks.