Netherlands going gaga over Mahatma Gandhi’s bicycle and his legacy

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    The Hague, Oct 2: Most of us associate Mahatma Gandhi with a stick in his hand and walking the length and breadth of the country as a part of India's freedom struggle.

    However, a very few would know that Gandhiji also used to ride bicycles, especially during his younger days in South Africa.

    Mahatma Gandhi

    As people of Netherlands celebrated a two-day-long 148th birth anniversary of Gandhi, a bicycle personally used by Bapuji was on display in The Hague.

    The bicycle was on display at Grote Kerk in The Hague on Sunday as a part of various activities celebrating Bapu's legacy in the European country.

    On Sunday, a large crowd participated in "Gandhi March" as a part of "Follow the Mahatma" campaign in The Hague.

    The Gandhi March also saw the staging of an excerpt of the opera titled "Satyagraha", inspired by Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent resistance in The Hague on Sunday.

    The music for the opera was composed by musician Philip Glass and was staged at Grote Kerk in the city.

    Dutch book "Gandhi--An illustrated biography" authored by Indian writer Pramod Kapoor was also released on the occasion.

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