Indian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Vidhu Pithambaran Nair held a ceremony dedicated to the birthday of the Indian humanist and politician Mahatma Gandhi. This was reported on the official Facebook page of the Indian Embassy.
Orange marigold wreaths, traditionally used in Indian flower garlands, were laid at the Gandhi monument in Ashgabat, on the territory of the Bagtyyarlyk sports complex.
Birthday of Gandhi ("Gandhi Jayanti") is a public holiday in India, celebrated on October 2. This holiday is established in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born on October 2, 1869, who is called "the father of the Indian state." It is celebrated in all states and union territories of India.
On June 15, 2007, the UN General Assembly proclaimed October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence.