Mr. Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India in Cairo, accompanied by artist Mohamed Abla, the founder of the Fayoum Arts Center, inaugurated a caricature exhibition entitled "Spirit of Gandhi", in the presence of Mrs. Lenka Mihalikova, Ambassador of Slovak in Cairo, cartoonist Fawzy Morsy, and a group of foreign diplomats accredited to Egypt.
During a speech delivered after the opening of the exhibition, the Indian ambassador to Cairo praised the distinguished level of artwork by Egyptian and foreign artists, and the works that expressed Gandhi's philosophy through his studies of law in London, his move to South Africa and his struggle against the policy of racial discrimination pursued by the South African government at the time.
Gupte added that Gandhi not only inspired Indians by following the policy of non-violence, but inspired the entire world through his philosophy and peaceful principles and became a symbol of peace not only in India, but in the whole world. And even influenced by the idea of many world leaders such as Nelson Mandela.
For his part, artist Mohamed Abla praised the artworks of the Egyptian cartoonists participating in the exhibition, which was clearly demonstrated through satirical drawings revealing the depths of Gandhi and his principles. Liberation after the June revolution in Egypt, and that Gandhi, with his simple ideas and concepts, contributed to the liberation of his country and inspired many nations.
Fawzy Morsy, general coordinator of the exhibition and director of the Egypt Cartoon blog, thanked the fruitful cooperation between the Caricature Museum in Fayoum and the Embassy of India.
In conclusion, Fawzy Morsy suggested that the opportunity be given to display these works in India.
The caricature exhibition "Spirit of Gandhi" organized by the Indian Cultural Center in cooperation with the Caricature Museum in Fayoum and the (FECO) Egypt Cartoon, in which more than 45 cartoonists from Egypt and the world participated, The works expressed Gandhi's personality and his simple concepts.