A new statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi this week.
The commemoration will part of the 73rd Indian Independence Day celebrations
The Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, will unveil the statue, which has been commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.
There will also be a national flag hoisting ceremony at 8am followed by many cultural performances.
India’s Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 and marks the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation. It also marks the anniversary of the partition of the subcontinent into two countries, India and Pakistan.