A statue to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi is to be unveiled in London on 14 March 2015. The statue is located at Parliament Square opposite the Houses of Parliament and was funded by over £1 million of donations.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said:
“Mahatma Gandhi is an inspiration. His approach of non-violence will resonate forever as a positive legacy – not just for the UK and India, but the world over. He was a man of great insight and many of his observations remain as fresh and relevant today as when he first made them – that we should be the change we wish to see in the world is timeless advice, well worth following. The statue in Parliament Square not only marks his huge importance in the history of both our countries, but will enrich the firm bond of friendship between the world’s oldest democracy and its largest.
Our ties with India have remained close throughout history and continue to go from strength to strength – through mutual respect as equals, through cooperation, trade, and of course through the one-and-a-half million Indian diaspora living in Britain today who bring our two nations closer, to the benefit of both.”
Further information about the fund raising is available at https://www.gandhistatue.org/ .