wewez blog – 7days – HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has visited the Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, for the visit on Thursday, part of a state visit to India.
UAE national news agency WAM said Sheikh Mohamed observed a minute’s silence in respect and laid a wreath of flowers on the shrine of Gandhi, who led India’s peaceful struggle for independence.
Sheikh Mohamed also planted a tree at the site and watered a tree that the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan had planted on a visit to India.
He wrote in the guestbook” “The world is in much need today for the principles and values that Gandhi lived by. These values are based on justice, peace, equality and renunciation of violence.
“It is such values and principles that brought about the unity and development of the Indian nation, and they are the same values that we in the United Arab Emirates live by. They were sowed in our hearts and minds by a great man whose name is Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE.”
WAM said the Crown Prince viewed a collection of sayings by the Mahatma Gandhi and was offered a commemorative gift at the site.