New Delhi, October 24: On the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Mahatma Gandhi's ideals resonate with the UN charter and the India remains committed to the UN in all their endeavours.
"Greetings to everyone on UN Day. UN completes 70 years in service of humanity, committed to its goal of making the world a peaceful place. India is at the forefront of various initiatives of the UN & is committed to doing our best in supporting UN in their endeavours," the Prime Minister tweeted.
He added that in honour of the UN day, the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad will be illuminated just like how the 'iconic' buildings worldwide will be illuminated in blue at night.
He underlined that seven decades after its founding, the United Nations remains 'a beacon for all humanity'.
The UN chief underlined that seven decades after its founding, the United Nations remains “a beacon for all humanity.”
From Australia to Azerbaijan, Indonesia to Iraq, Saudi Arabia to South Sudan, some 300 sites around the world will be lit in 'UN blue' beginning on Friday as part of the global celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
The celebration will kick off in New Zealand and from there a wave of blue the official colour of the UN will move across countries and continents as monuments around the world take part in the event to commemorate UN Day.
UN Headquarters in New York will light up for two nights, beginning 23 October when the annual UN Day concert will be held, and concluding on 24 October, which has been celebrated as UN Day since 1948.
The Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the Organization officially came into being.