Indians in US observe Mahatma Gandhi`s birthday

The Indian community in Washington paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian embassy.

Updated: Oct 03, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

Washington: The Indian community in Washington paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian embassy here at a commemorative ceremony to mark Gandhi`s 144th birth anniversary.

Addressing the gathering, Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao reiterated the continuing importance of Gandhi`s message of non-violence.

`Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram`, a favourite song of Mahatma Gandhi, was sung at the event.

The Gandhi Memorial Centre here in cooperation with the Indian embassy also held a commemorative event.

IANS