PLACES IN NEWS - 2019 June

June 7

To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Embassy in Saudi organized ‘Gandhi Cycle Rally for Peace’ in association with the Diplomatic Quarter Authority and Saudi Cycling Federation. The rally was flagged off by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

June 1

The Elephanta Festival of art and culture commenced at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The festival was inaugurated by state Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal. The festival is held on Gharapuri Island (also known as Elephanta Island) where Elephanta Caves are located. They are the rock-cut Caves that were constructed around the mid-5th to 6th centuries AD. They are a collection of Buddhist caves and temples primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva.