Event in collaboration with Indian consulate

Kurdistan region to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday in Erbil

ERBIL, September 7 — The Ministry of Culture and Youth in the Kurdistan region has announced it will hold an event in Erbil to commemorate the anniversary of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, in coordination with the Indian Consulate.

Mahatma Gandhi was a renowned Indian leader known for his philosophy of nonviolence and principles of peaceful resistance. He advocated for the rights of marginalized communities in India and staunchly resisted British colonial rule through nonviolent means. In his later years, he also called for the respect of Muslim rights by Hindus. Sadly, he was assassinated by a fanatic Hindu who accused him of high treason.

Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, and passed away in 1948 at the age of 81.

A statement from the Ministry of Culture and Youth said:

“We will hold an event in collaboration with the Indian Consulate in Erbil to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi at Sami Abdulrahman Park on October 2. A Kurdish musical band will perform during the event.”