Dharamsala/Ahmedabad, Oct 02 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile living in Dharamsala on Friday celebrated the 146th birth anniversary of iconic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi. The event was organised at the Kashag Secretariat and was attended by secretaries of the various departments of the Tibetan government in-exile. India observes October 02 not only as Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary), but also as International Day of Non-Violence, the ideal that Gandhi fought for throughout his life. Religious and Cultural Minister of Tibetan government in–exile, Kalon Pema Chhinjor, praised Gandhi for his work and asked Tibetans to adopt his method in their struggle. The Tibetans also hoisted national flag and also sang the national anthem as well. Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in 1869 in Gujarat, played a key role in the independence of India. Meanwhile at the Sabarmati Ashram (Hermitage) in Ahmedabad, special prayers were organised to pay homage to Gandhi. Sabarmati Ashram also known as 'Gandhi Ashram' was set up by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, just three months after he led India to freedom from British rule through a non violent struggle.