Photo Gallery Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi`s 150th Birth Anniversary

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Press Release: Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi`s 150th Birth Anniversary

Prambanan Temple lights up in Gandhian colours”


 The Embassy of India in association with Taman Wisata Candi (TWC) and Regional Government of the Special Province Yogyakarta commenced the two-year celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with an LCD Projection at the Ramayana Ballet Amphitheatre of the Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta on 2nd of October 2018 evening. The projection reflected the ideals that Mahatma Gandhi believed, practiced, lived and also sacrificed his life for.


  1. On 3rdOctober, on the sidelines of the 1stIndia Indonesia Interfaith Dialogue, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India Shri M.J. Akbar will deliver a key note address on Gandhiji@150 at Yogyakarta at Universitas Gadjah Mada at Faculty of Cultural Sciences, which will have nearly 200 plus students in attendance. Hon`ble Minister will also inaugurate the Photo Exhibition of Rare photographs depicting the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi at UGM Yogyakarta and would be unveiling special stamp released by Government of India in memory of Mahatma, commemorating his 150th Birth Anniversary. There would also be a Film Festival of Feature Films and Documentaries based on “Gandhian” philosophy and Mahatma`s life.


  1. In addition, several other commemorative events are planned over a period of two years spanning many cities of Indonesia. Activities like Painting Exhibition by Indonesian and Indian Painters with Gandhi`s vision of the world as the theme, walkathon commemorating the Famous Dandi March,“Voice of Mahatma”Public speaking competition, essay writing and drawing competition for school level children, “Khadi” Textile Show, Bahasa audio book Release of the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi- “ My experiments with the Truth” and many more.


  1.  It is expected that the two year long events planned to commemorate 150thBirth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi would develop a better appreciation of Gandhi ji and his ideals in the hearts and minds of Indonesian People. The Embassy of India is thankful to the Indonesian Government, provincial governments, Academic Institutions, Community Associations for extending the support in organizing these activities.






Pictures of lighting at Prambanan

Schedule of Inaugural Events for Mahatma Gandhi@150 celebrations


 Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

LED Projection

 1900 and 2200 hrs

Venue: Prambanan Temple Ramayana Ballet amphitheatre


Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

Memorial Lecture on Mahtma Gandhi@150 by Hon`ble Minister of State for External Affairs, India Shri M.J.Akbar

1330 to 1500 hrs

Venue: UGM Yogyakarta, Faculty of Cultural Sciences


Inauguration of Photo Exhibition by Hon`ble Minister

1500-1515 hrs

Venue: UGM Yogyakarta, Faculty of Cultural Sciences


Inauguration Film Festival by Hon`ble Minister

1515-1530 hrs

Venue: UGM Yogyakarta, Faculty of Cultural Sciences


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