One of the “star” contributors was the President of the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru.
New Delhi: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a “medley version” of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite “bhajan” (devotional song) Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye by artistes from over 40 countries, including Pakistan. One of the “star” contributors was the President of the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru.
“Amongst the star performers is President Baron Divavesi Waqa of Nauru. President Waqa’s gesture was not just a special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, but was also a personal gift from him to PM Narendra Modi,” the MEA said. The MEA also said the message of the Mahatma was being “globalised” on Tuesday through LED projections in more than 120 locations worldwide, including iconic locations of the world, including “Piccadilly Circus in London, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Welt Museum in Vienna, Buda Castle in Budapest, Palazzo Senatorio in Rome, Prambanan Temple in Indonesia and Museo de Arte in Peru”.
The MEA said, “To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Missions abroad will continue to highlight the relevance of Gandhi in a unique way — through projecting his message in the form of an LED video on iconic buildings in these countries or on other prominent locations. More than 120 locations have been identified in as many countries to execute the LED projection, including 50 on iconic locations like Piccadilly Circus in Lon-don, Burj Khalifa in Dub-ai, Welt Museum in Vienna, Buda Castle in Budapest, Palazzo Senato-rio in Rome, Prambanan Temple in Indonesia, Museo de Arte in Peru among others.
The MEA added, “The storyline highlights the relevance of Mahatma’s life and philosophy in today’s world and his ability to inspire the present generation. The film consists of prominent or key moments taken from Gandhiji’s life, his inspiring quotes, everyday sayings, discourses and initiatives presented in spectacular visual narrative using line-art style of hand drawn illustrations layered with water color and ink wash.”