Enhancing: Peace and Understanding in London

A 9 ft. bronze statue commemorates 100 years since Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa to begin his struggle for independence

In a joint-ceremony held on 14th March 2015, the statue was unveiled in London’s prestigious Parliament Square.  UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron and India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave messages to boost peace and greater understanding.  Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan also spoke, as did Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi.


Mahatma Gandhi’s statue has been placed close to monuments of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and South African President Nelson Mandela. British sculptor, Philip Jackson, was commissioned to create the work.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "This statue is a magnificent tribute to one of the most towering figures in the history of world politics and by putting Mahatma Gandhi in this famous square we are giving him an eternal home in our country."

Geeta Chhabra

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