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Press Release - Martyr's Day

Washington, DC

January 30, 2017 

Martyr's Day was observed by the Indian Embassy in Washington DC today to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On the occasion, Ambassador Navtej Sarna and other officers paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi located in front of the Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue. The participants observed 2 minutes' silence as a mark of respect to the Father of the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi's favourite Bhajans were sung by Ms Sumana Sarkar on the occasion. 


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Ambassador Navtej Sarna paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the event to commemorate Martyrs Day on January 30, 2017.

Ambassador Navtej Sarna paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the event to commemorate Martyrs Day on January 30, 2017.

Ambassador Navtej Sarna paying floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the event to commemorate Martyrs Day on January 30, 2017.

Singing of Bhajans by Ms. Sumana Sarkar, at the event to commemorate Martyrs Day on January 30, 2017.