Statue of Mahatma Gandhi

October 1, 2019

/ By / New Delhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma meaning ‘Great Soul’, not only fought for Indian independence from the British rule but also taught the world about ahimsa or non-violence.

Several nations look up to him with respect and have built monuments and statues to honour him-

1. Tavistock Square, London, England

Sculpted by Freda Brilliant and unveiled by former British PM Harold Wilson In 1968 to mark the impending centenary of Gandhi’s birth

2. Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
The city which once saw Gandhi being thrown off a train by a white man in 1893 honoured his activism through this bronze statue a century later.

3. Ariana Park, Geneva, Switzerland
Gifted by the Indian government to Switzerland, this statue marks the 60th anniversary of Treaty of Amity signed in 1948

4. Union Square, New York, USA
Sculpted by Kantilal B. Patel, the monument joined the quartet of works devoted to defenders of freedom at the Park

5. Gandhi Plane, Copenhagen, Denmark
This statue was given by Indira Gandhi to Danish government during her visit to the country in 1984



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