IAB celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

Some 200 members of the Indian community attended the Gandhi Jayanti celebration organised by the Indian Association of Belait (IAB) recently.

High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam Ajaneesh Kumar was the guest of honour at the event, which was part of a two-year celebration to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

After IAB Vice-President Renjith Gopalakrishnan welcomed the guests, the high commissioner delivered a speech.

The event – themed around Gandhi’s life, philosophy and teachings – included colouring and painting competitions for children, bhajans, songs and talks on Gandhi by both children and adults.

The High Commissioner also presented prizes and mementos to all participants in the events.

High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam Ajaneesh Kumar speaks at the event. PHOTO: INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM