New Delhi: The South African High Commission yesterday commemorated ‘Nelson Mandela International Day' on the first birth anniversary of its iconic leader Nelson Mandela.
The South African embassy celebrated the day by carrying out a 67-minute cleanliness drive to honour Mandela's 67 years commitment to public service.
The High Commission organised a clean-up initiative at Basant Lok in the morning as the theme of this year's celebrations was ‘cleanliness'.
There was a 67-minute painting session in the afternoon where local artists and school children painted a 67-foot canvas at a government school in Dwarka.
“I am happy to see the enthusiastic participation from students, artists and our staff in the various events we have organised and hope that his message of peace resonates with societies all around the world,” said South African High Commissioner FK Morule.
This year marks the 96th birthday of Mandela who passed away on December 5, 2013 and whose birth anniversary is globally observed as the ‘Nelson Mandela International Day' since 2009.