Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimlendra Nidhi launched the Nepalese edition of the book, “Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership” written by former Indian Ambassador P. Alan Nazareth. Organised by the Embassy of India on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Nepalese writers, artists, intellectuals and media persons attended the program.
Speaking at the program, Ambassador Nazarath spoke about his book and how it captures the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle of India. Ambassador Nazareth joined the Indian Foreign Service in the year 1959 and served as Ambassador in Egypt, Mexico and Guatemala. His book, “Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership” has been translated in 23 languages, Indian and foreign. The book was translated in Nepalese by noted Nepalese writer Kishore Nepal and Karna Prakhar Dhital.
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimlendra Nidhi, Chief Guest at the event, spoke about the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings to modern day Nepal also. He stressed on how the principle of ahimsa had the power to bring stability in administration and society of a country.
Ambassador of India to Nepal,Ranjit Rae jointly released the book along with Home Minister Nidhi. Ambassador Rae also spoke at the program on the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi and called him an icon of world peace.
Also displayed at the program was a photographic exhibition of some rare photographs from the life of Mahatma Gandhi.