Nancy Pelosi attends commemorative event at the Library of Congress
WASHINGTON(TIP): As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian Embassy here organized a commemorative event at the Library of Congress, October 2. A one-day exhibition on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi was held at the Library of Congress.
The exhibition was followed by an event where the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi was the Guest of Honor. External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Speaker Pelosi addressed the gathering. Mr. Jaishankar spoke about the influence of the Mahatma on India’s independence struggle and how his ideas had been the key factor in bringing about social change in India.
Mr. Jaishankar also spoke about the various flagship programs of the government of India and how they were based on the ideals of the Mahatma. The event was attended by senior officials from administration, media and business community.
Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla offered floral tributes at the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Embassy. Mr. Jaishankar briefly interacted with members of the Indian community at the event.