PM Modi expected to inaugurate Gandhi Peace Garden in New York

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Narendra Modi
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Gandhi Peace Garden on September 26 during his visit to New York, sources said.

Some 150 trees will be planted in the garden to represent the different states in the US in an event that celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi. Source: Wikipedia

A variety of trees from flowering to evergreen ones will be planted in September at an open site within the 600-acre campus of the State University of New York’s Old Westbury campus.

Ahead of the event, the SUNY-OW, Shanti Fund and the Consulate General of India in New York, have begun inviting people to participate by adopting trees to be planted in the campus, in the memory of their loved ones or as a symbol of love and affection. 

Adopt a tree to be planted in the Peace Garden. Source: Consul General of India in New York

The Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty has already adopted a tree in the memory of his parents and there is talk of the event getting interest from even Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher.


Shankar Ramakrishnan
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Shankar Ramakrishnan is a financial journalist with over 26 years of experience working for newspapers, newswires, and magazines in India, Singapore, and the US.

Before joining Connected to India, Shankar was the Global News Editor in New York for International Financing Review, Thomson Reuters.  He relocated to New York in 2012 from Singapore where he  was the Deputy Editor for IFR, Thomson Reuters. He has also worked in Dow Jones, Bridge News in Singapore and India, the Financial Express and Observer of Business and Politics.

Shankar has coached and managed teams of reporters and editors in multiple countries. He is also the author of two books -  Indian Capital Markets: The Next Global Economic Powerhouse, and Opportunities in: Indian Capital Markets - published by IFR Market Intelligence.


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