The 29th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
Kwibuka means ‘Remember’ in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s national language. It describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The national commemoration of the genocide begins on 7 April every year.
Rwanda High Commission in India along with Gandhi Mandela Foundation and United Nation in India called the friends of Rwanda on April 7, to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in an event held at India International Centre, New Delhi. During 100 days of terror in Rwanda, hundreds of thousands of Tutsi were murdered in a genocide. The diplomatic community in India came together to grieve for the innocent lives lost.
Speaking at the event, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India, H.E. Ms. Jacqueline Mukangira called upon all the friends of Rwanda to continue to stand together against any form of Genocide denial by working together to uphold truth and justice.
Smt Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India who represented her government expressed solidarity with the people of Rwanda during the 29th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
This provided an opportunity to learn about Rwanda’s story of reconciliation and nation-building.