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Indian Embassy in Saudi organises 'Gandhi cycle rally for peace'

Indian Embassy in Saudi organises 'Gandhi cycle rally for peace'

A first of its kind 'Gandhi cycle rally for peace' was organised by the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia on June 7 as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Over 150 participants from all walks of life, cultural and ethnic identities participated in the 6 km long route cycle rally organised in the Saudi capital Riyadh and remembered Mahatma Gandhi and relevance of his message of peace on the occasion.

India's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ausaf Sayeed, flagged off the event. It was organised in association with the Diplomatic Quarter Authority and Saudi Cycling Federation.

Saudi Arabia is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest sovereign state in the Middle East, the second-largest in the Arab world, the fifth-largest in Asia, and the 12th-largest in the world. Its Capital is Riyadh and Currency is Saudi riyal.

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