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Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Posted on: November 04, 2019 | Back | Print

Consulate General of India, Hambantota organized series of events in Southern Province and Monaragala District to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. One of the activities, unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s bust was held at Mahinda College Galle on 04th November 2019. The venue of the event was significant as Mahatma Gandhi had visited Mahinda College, Galle on 23rd November 1927 during his tour of Sri Lanka from 12-29th November 1927.

Hon. Hemal Gunasekara, Governor Southern Province, Hon. Vajira Abeywardhane, Minister of Internal and Home Affairs, Mr. Prem Kumar Nair, Consul General of India – Hambantota, Mr. Bandula Harishchandra, District Secretary, Hambantota, Mr. Gamini Jayawardhane, Principal of Mahinda College, Mr. S.M.I R B Abeyrathna, Assistant Director of Education, SPED, Principals from Southern Province and Monaragala district and many other distinguished guests graced the occasion.

Parallel to the above event the Consulate organized a Photo exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi’s life at Mahinda College, Galle on same day. Award ceremony and Final Round of the quiz competition were also held at the main hall of the college. Around 600 students, teachers from various schools in Southern province and Monaragala District witnessed the event. Winners of the above event were awarded with cash prizes, gifts and certificates.

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