Gandhi Jayanti celebrated in China

Mahatma Gandhi`s 144th birth anniversary was today celebrated at Beijing`s picturesque Chao Yang Park, where Chinese children reciting famous Gandhian sayings attracted a big crowd.

Updated: Oct 02, 2013, 13:37 PM IST

Beijing: Mahatma Gandhi`s 144th birth anniversary was today celebrated at Beijing`s picturesque Chao Yang Park, where Chinese children reciting famous Gandhian sayings attracted a big crowd.

Enthusiasts, both Chinese and Indians, along with Indian diplomats converged at Gandhi`s statue carved by acclaimed sculptor Yuan Xikun.

While Chinese children recited some notable sayings of Gandhi, Indian kids sang `bhajans`.

Deputy Ambassador of India Bala Bhaskar and officials from a local Chinese museum laid wreaths at the statue and recalled the impact of Gandhi`s leadership and values all around the world.

PTI