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Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum launched in Abu Dhabi

Press Trust of India  |  Abu Dhabi 

A digital interactive museum showcasing the life, works and philosophy of and the founder of modern UAE Shaikh Zayed was on Tuesday jointly inaugurated by and her counterpart Abdullah bin

The Gandhi-Zayed Digital Museum, which will promote peace, tolerance and sustainability, is part of the celebrations by the two countries to mark 150th birth and centenary celebrations of the birth of Shaikh Zayed.

"Valuing Peace, Tolerance and Sustainability... EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Sheikh Abdullah bin jointly launch the commemorating the 100th year of Founding Father of #UAE Sheikh Zayed and 150th year of #BapuAt150," tweeted.

The Museum, that will celebrate the life and legacy of the visionary leaders, will showcase rare photographs, videos and objects representing the life, works and philosophy of both renowned leaders.

The interactive museum aims to celebrate the similarities between the two leaders, the influence they had, and the change they caused.

"Though separated by time and region the lives of these men serve as a resonating lesson, inspiration, and reminder to billions across the world. The Museum is a humble homage to Sheikh Zayed and Mahatma Gandhi by bringing their lives and their love for their people," according to officials.

The announcement of the proposed digital museum was made in by Swaraj and her UAE counterpart during the latter's visit in July 2018.

Swaraj, who arrived here on Monday on a two-day visit, co-chaired with the12th session of the Meeting for Economic and Technical Cooperation here.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:30 IST