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India, Myanmar remember freedom fighter Tilak, celebrate bond between two nations India-Myanmar

India, Myanmar remember freedom fighter Tilak, celebrate bond between two nations

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Aug 2020, 10:38 am

Mandalay: Marking the age-old relationship shared between India and Myanmar and observing Bal Gangadhar Tilak's legacy and contribution to the Indian freedom struggle, the Consulate General of India in Mandalay recently organised an event.

The Consulate General of India  organized the event to mark the centenary death anniversary of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, who was incarcerated in Myanmar during the British period.

"Today we honor his selfless service to India and humanity at large and hope that his life would inspire many others to emulate is ideal of 'selfless service to mankind'," the Indian Consulate in Mandalay posted on Facebook.

Minister for Shan Ethnic Affairs, Mandalay Region Government,  U Sai Pang Saing, attended the event as the Chief Guest.

Saing and Indian Consul General Neeraj Kumar jointly inaugurated the portrait of Lokmanya Tilak and a marble plaque dedicated to his time in the Mandalay prison. 

Members of the local government, academia, media and local community also graced the occasion.

"All necessary precautions for COVID-19 were followed during the event," read the post. 

Tilak has a strong relationship with Myanmar.

He was kept in prison in  Mandalay from 1908 to 1914.

In Mandalay, he wrote the renowned book ‘Gita Rahasya’ which was later published in 1915.

Image: Indian Consulate Mandalay Facebook page