Thursday, June 13, 2024

KK receives Mahatma Gandhi memento

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Judith Kapijimpanga, has presented a memento to Zambia’s First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda from Gandhi Smriti, a museum, where India’s icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated from.

The memento was first presented in New Delhi, India, when the Zambian High Commissioner held a day’s exhibition in honour of Dr. Kaunda’s contribution to Africa and global peace efforts, at a function that attracted diplomats from Malawi, Tanzania and the academia.

Speaking when she presented the memento to the First Republican President at his residence yesterday, Mrs Kapijimpanga said the younger generation should know that Dr. Kaunda also immensely contributed to the release of South Africa’s former and late President Nelson Mandela, from Robbin Island prison.

“It is high time that the world remembered the sacrifice that Dr. Kaunda made in liberating Zambia and the Southern African region,” Mrs Kapijimpanga said.

She added that in 1990 Dr Kaunda, declared a five day holiday after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, were he visited regional Presidents that convened in Lusaka ahead of his ascension to the Presidency in South Africa.

The High Commissioner praised India’s Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti Museum for taking time to celebrate the ideology and humanism of Zambia’s First President, where he believed that he was not free if his neighbours were not free.

“The event coincides with the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who largely inspired Dr Kaunda’s non-violent movement against colonial masters,” Mrs. Kapijimpanga added.

Mrs Kapijimpanga explained that the memento was a gift from the Indian people to Dr Kaunda with love.

And Dr Kaunda thanked India and Mahatma Gandhi for the inspiration in the struggle for independence.

16 COMMENTS

  1. I am sure there is no single day KK pass without cursing these PF as “stup!d id!ots”.
    Hanging in there KK to witness how Zambia will be transformed under HH. God grant you good health KK.

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  2. I STILL REMEMBER HUMANISM HAND BOOK AND HUMANISM WEEK WHICH STARTED ON 18TH OCTOBER AND THERE USED TO BE A LOT OF ACTIVIES FOR A WEEK UNTIL 24TH OCTOBER AM SURE EVEN DAY OF NATIONAL PRAYERS AND RECONCILIATION WAS COPY AND PASTE FROM KK’S HUMANISM.

  3. You have done well madam. It took us being in power for this great man to be honoured. Pf is a patriotic party which puts this country and its people first.

    Pitt that dagga you are abusing will lead to your death if you are not careful. Bana ba these days you lack respect . Some of you you need to be whipped and punched.

  4. You have done well madam. It took us being in power for this great man to be honoured. Pf is a patriotic party which puts this country and its people first.

    Pit those drugs you are abusing will lead to your death if you are not careful. Bana ba these days you lack respect . Some of you you need to be whipped and punched.

  5. You have done well madam. It took us being in power for this great man to be honoured. Pf is a patriotic party which puts this country and its people first.

    Pitt those drugs you are abusing will lead to your death if you are not careful. Bana ba these days you lack respect . Some of you you need to be beaten up

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  6. It is high time that the world remembered the sacrifice that ZAMBIANS made in liberating Zambia and the Southern African region.
    It is Zambians who paid the price in economic deprivation as a result of loss of business with South Africa and Rhodesia, expensive transport of copper to the markets due to southern border closure and the loss of jobs as refugees more educated than Zambians took them.

  7. Ghandi was a racist that hated black people and Jews. Africans should never receive anything in Ghandi’s name. Read and research history Zambians and Africans.

  8. Paradoxically, while a peace loving KK is being honoured in other countries, Zambia is under repressive rule and undergoing bancraptcy while he is still with us. It must be hard to see what’s going on in his country.

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