Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, met recently with the Indian Ambassador to, Sunil Lal, with both happy to agree to strengthen the ties between the two communities, with the mayor adding that the local Indian community was a “very rooted, participative and integrated part of Adeje”
During the meeting the two also spoke of a proposal “that would very interesting for Adeje, a project with is closely linked to the search for peace and understanding between peoples…our idea is to dedicate, in the El Madroñal zone in Fañabe, a square and a monument to Gandhi, a symbol of the social struggle”, said the mayor.
It is hoped that the monument will be unveiled on October 2nd, International Day of Non-Violence which also coincides with the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the independence movement in India and a global pioneer in the philosophy and strategy behind non-violent movements and peaceful protests.
As a symbol of the unity and fraternity that exists between Adeje and India, this Sunday, March 16th, from 1pm the Tenerife Sur Hindu Association, with the Lions International Club will celebrate their traditional Holi Mela or festival of colours, a cultural and social event with is celebrated to coincide with the full moon which marks the start of Spring.
During the celebrations, in the plaza above the Fañabe sports centre, there will be a giant paella prepared, and sold for €5 a plate with a soft drink, and the money will be divided between the Los Olilvos Centro de Discapacidad and the Asociación San Juan.
The mayor said that these kind of fund raising events were an excellent display of social solidarity, something Adeje people were always happy to participate in, and would also be a great bonus for the students of the named centres, as they could purchase essential materials with the funds raised.