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The Indian Ambassador honors the students who won the annual drawing competition “Glimpses of India”

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Embassy of India in Cairo celebrated by distributing prizes to the winners of the annual “Glimpses of India” drawing competition, as well as distributing prizes and certificates of appreciation to students studying the Hindi language.

The Indian Ambassador to Cairo, Ajit Gupte, accompanied by Dr. Rabab Abdel Mohsen, Art Education Advisor at the Ministry of Education, distributed prizes and certificates of appreciation to the winners of the annual “Glimpses of India” drawing competition.

It is worth noting that the Embassy of India in Cairo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, organized this competition in seven governorates during the period from November 26 to December 17, 2023. 11,668 male and female students participated in it, and its aim was to instill interest in India and Indian culture on the part of successive generations of young people in Egypt.

The Indian Embassy also celebrated International Hindi Language Day within the framework of promoting the Indian language and celebrating its rich cultural heritage, as the celebrations included Indian musical and singing performances.

In another context, the Indian Embassy in Cairo celebrated Indian Martyrs’ Day, where Ambassador Ajit Gupte, the Indian Ambassador to Cairo, honored the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Freedom Park in Cairo.

In India, there are six days declared as Martyrs’ Day, chosen in honor of those who have been recognized as martyrs for the nation, but January 30 is the nationally observed date, chosen because it marks the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, in 1948, by Nathuram Godse.

Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian leader who was famous for his culture of non-violence and the policy of peaceful resistance. He defended the rights of outcasts in India and resisted the British occupation with strict pacifism. In his last years, he called on Hindus to respect the rights of Muslims. A Hindu fanatic assassinated him, accusing him of high treason.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, nicknamed “Mahatma”, meaning the great soul or saint, was born on October 2, 1869, in Bor Bandar, Gujarat Province, India, to a conservative family with a long history in political work.

His grandfather, like his father, was the Prime Minister of the Emirate of Port Bandar, and he married when he was 13 years old in response to local Indian traditions.

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