“Not for centuries but millennia, people have interacted with each other, sharing ideas, trade and commerce, language, food and culture. Our bond is deeper than most people believe,” he told reporters after an event here today, to celebrate the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, fondly known as ‘Bapu’ in India.
The event, organised by the high commission in partnership with the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, was graced by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy.
“It shows the strength of the connectedness between our peoples,” he added.
The event was celebrated along with the International Day of Non-Violence, observed on Oct 2 in honour of the birthday of Gandhi, the global peace icon who led India to independence.