Slovenj Gradec has become one of the 73 cities in the world where officially the statue of Gandhi has been erected. This small city in northern Slovenia in central Europe remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on October 2 and the anniversary of his death on January 30 as a biannual ritual, the Indian embassy here said.

This year, the commemorative events on Martyr's Day, which marks the assassination of Mahatma in 1948.The feature film "The Making of the Mahatma" was screened in Kulturni dom during the event.

Wreaths were laid by the mayor of the city, Andrej Cas. An exhibition of photographs reflecting the life of Gandhi was inaugurated on this occasion. The exhibition was lent by the Indian embassy and it will be open for about three weeks.

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