‘Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle’

A “Green Triangle” named after Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar on 16th March.

About the inauguration

  • The Green Triangle was inaugurated as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence. It was jointly inaugurated by the Mayor of Antananarivo Naina Andriantsitohaina and India’s Ambassador to Madagascar Abhay Kumar at a special ceremony.
  • The inauguration ceremony was attended by local government officials, diplomats, members of the Indian Diaspora, and heads of international organizations. The Mayor of Antananarivo appreciated the efforts of the Indian Embassy.
  • India’s Ambassador to Madagascar said the green triangle highlights Gandhi’s vision regarding reducing consumerism and aiming for sustainable development.
  • He also presented postal stamps on Gandhi to the Mayor of Antananarivo. These postal stamps were issued in 2019 by Malagasy Post to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi.

Plaque of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’

Earlier, a special ceremony was organized by Indian Embassy to unveil the plaque of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. It was unveiled through lightning of lamp by Madagascar’s Minister of Communication and Culture and India’s Ambassador to Madagascar along with other Ambassadors, heads of global organizations, and Indian Diaspora. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam means the whole earth is one family.

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