Dennis Francis, the president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), paid a ‘solemn tribute’ to the ‘Father of the Nation’ at his final resting place, Rajghat, in the national capital on Monday. His commemoration was significant as several global dignitaries honoured the enduring legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
“A solemn tribute to Bapu! @UN_PGA Dennis Francis laid a wreath at Rajghat and paid respects to Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma’s timeless ideals hold relevance for entire humanity,” the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Randhir Jaiswal, posted from his X handle.
India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, was also present as the UNGA president laid floral tributes at the Mahatma’s memorial. In his role as the president of the UN General Assembly, Francis laid a wreath at the memorial, signifying the acknowledgement of the international community of the Mahatma’s enduring impact on peace, non-violence and human rights.
On his arrival on Monday morning, Francis expressed his happiness amid the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, saying he was looking forward to discussing peace and progress of the country.