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European Parliament hosts exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi

IANS  |  Brussels 

A week-long photo exhibition on the life of has been inaugurated in the here.

The exhibition kicked off on Wednesday and has been organised by British Member of the Geoffrey Van Orden, who is of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with India, in collaboration with the

Van Orden described as "the most influential figures in international history".

"He is a man who turned the politically unimaginable into the politically inevitable," Van Orden said.

"To remind the world of the Gandhian ideals of truth and non-violence, the under the leadership of has launched a worldwide two-year celebration of Gandhiji's l5Oth birth anniversary," said Indian to the EU, Gaitri Issar Kumar.

She said that the year 2018 has been an eventful year in the India-EU calendar.

"and the EU have worked together... to make the world a better place. And what better occasion than an exhibition on to remind ourselves of the potential of our joint efforts," Kumar said.

Christian Leffler, of the -- the external affairs arm of the -- praised Mahamata Gandhi's leadership and said "he stands out as one of the giants among the leaders of mankind".

The event witnessed a musical presentation by famous Belgian who delighted the gathering with special Indian compositions.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:54 IST