Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations in Dubai from October 2

Dubai: The Indian Consulate in Dubai will organise a series of events as part of a two-year celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Consul General Vipul said on Wednesday.

Starting with a function at the consulate on October 2, Gandhi’s 149th birthday, the events will include debates, quizzes, lectures, exhibitions and film shows, he said.

The UAE is set to launch the first Zayed-Gandhi digital museum later this year.

Among the other confirmed events under the programme is an inspirational talk on awakening the foundations of harmony and happiness by renowned motivational speaker Sister Shivani of Raja Yoga Meditation Centre.

“The subject is something that is in tune with the ethos of the UAE where there is so much of focus on happiness and tolerance,” Vipul said.

Sister Shivani will speak at Bright Riders School in Mohammad Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi on October 5 and at the Dubai World Trade Centre on October 6.

The events are free and seats can be reserved through, said Jyothi Hulmani, director of Raja Yoga Centre in Dubai.

Appointed as a goodwill ambassador of the World Psychiatry Association appointed in 2017, Sister Shivani’s pragmatic approach to spirituality has brought more than 91 million views on her YouTube Channel and over two million followers on her Facebook page.

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