Indians in US observe Mahatma Gandhi's birthday

Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The Indian community in Washington paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian Embassy here at a commemorative ceremony to mark Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary.

Addressing the gathering Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao reiterated the continuing importance of Gandhi's message of non-violence.

'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram', a favourite song of Mahatma Gandhi, was sung at the event.

The Gandhi Memorial Centre here in cooperation with the Indian Embassy also held a commemorative event.