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Recently the ‘Green Triangle’ named after Mahatma Gandhi has been inaugurated in Madagascar՚s capital as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The green space was inaugurated recently at a special ceremony in Madagascar՚s capital Antananarivo by the Mayor of Antananarivo and Indian Ambassador to Madagascar. This ceremony was attended by the members of local government, diplomatic corps, heads of international organizations and the members of the Indian diaspora for marking ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.

Location of Madagascar


  • The Efforts of the Embassy Were Appreciated in Greening the Area.
  • Meeting the Objectives of the Urban Municipality of Antananarivo for Creating the Maximum Green Space in the Capital City of Madagascar.
  • According to the Indian Ambassador, Mahatma Gandhi was the ‘greatest Pravasi’ who returned to India from South Africa.
  • Mahatma Gandhi led India՚s freedom struggle movement and changed the lives of Indians forever.
  • Madagascar has a large diaspora from the Indian state of Gujarat.
  • It was great that a green triangle named after Gandhi who hailed from the same state was being unveiled in the capital of Madagascar.
  • The new green space highlighted Gandhi՚s vision and philosophy when it comes to:
    • Reducing consumerism
    • Respecting nature
    • Sustainable development
  • The triangle would also help in raising awareness among the people about Gandhi՚s values of peace and non-violence.

About Celebrations

  • To mark celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019, postal stamps on Gandhi to the Mayor was presented being issued by the Malagasy Post.
  • As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, Indian Embassy earlier in Antananarivo had organized a special ceremony to unveil the plaque of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (whole earth is one family) in the Embassy premises.
  • Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is one of the core philosophies of Indian civilization.
  • ‘Iray ihany isika’ (we are one) is one of the civic education programs initiated by the Ministry of Communication and Culture.
  • The plaque was unveiled through lightning of lamp by Madagascar՚s Minister of Communication and Culture and the Indian Ambassador along with:
    • Other Ambassadors
    • Heads of global organizations
    • Members of the Indian Diaspora in Madagascar

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