UN Vienna: Celebrations of the International Day of Non-Violence

Asia-PacificIndia ♦ Published: October 16, 2014; 11:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Permanent Mission of India in Vienna celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence and the 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Rotunda at United Nations, Vienna International Centre. DG UNOV, H.E. Mr. Yuri Fedotov, DG UNIDO, H.E. Mr. Li Yong, Permanent Representatives of various countries and officials of the UN Vienna were present at the event.

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The event comprised of Bhajans sung by Ms. Meera Venkatesh, Director in the IAEA accompanied by Mr. Thayyib Sahani of UNIDO on the tabla.

It was followed by a sitar performance by Mr. Alokesh Chandra, accompanied by Mr. Pintu Khan on the tabla.

Mr. Alokesh Chandra, a disciple of Pt. Ravishankar, played the raga “Mohankauns” (derived from the first name of Mahatma…