Dubai: UAE’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa displayed the images of Mahatma Gandhi as a tribute to the great Indian peace icon on his 151st birth anniversary, a media report said on Friday. Also Read - Mom-to-be Anushka Sharma Looks Super-Adorable as She Flaunts Her Baby Bump in an Beige-Brown Dungaree And Gets a 'Pocketful of Sunshine'

The images of Mahatma were displayed on Burj Khalifa with his relevant messages around 10pm on Friday. “Iconic Burj Khalifa illuminated with life and teachings of Bapu,” tweeted the Indian Consulate in Dubai. Also Read - MI vs KXIP Dream11 Team Hints And Predictions IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-Captain And Probable XIs For Today's Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Match 36 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium 7.30 PM IST Sunday, October 18

“The special Gandhi show on Burj Khalifa will be live-streamed on social media pages of the consulate. We are thankful to Emaar for their support,” a Gulf News report quoted an official of the Indian Consulate saying the paper earlier this week.

The consulate officials are also holding a cleanliness drive in the premises of the mission. With the support from the Indian community, 151 trees will be planted on different sites to mark the occasion, the report said.

The annual debate for students, held under the patronage of the mission at GEMS Our Own Indian School, will be organised online due to COVID-19.

Essay writing and drawing competitions are also being organised for students.

On the 149th birthday of Gandhi in 2018, a special LED show on Burj Khalifa marked the commencement of the two-year line up of programmes of 150 years of Gandhian ideologies in the UAE.

The special LED show was jointly organised by the Indian Embassy, Abu Dhabi, Indian Consulate in Dubai and Emaar Properties. Images of Gandhi and the Indian flag were beamed on the world’s largest LED-illuminated facade once again on the same day in 2019.

(With inputs from PTI)