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Mahatma Gandhi Bust Unveiled by Prime Minister in Hiroshima

Mahatma Gandhi Bust Unveiled by PM Modi in Hiroshima

The honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, was present at the unveiling ceremony of the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, Japan. Other esteemed guests in attendance included H.E Mr. Nakatani Gen, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament; Mr. Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima City; Mr. Tatsunori Motani, Speaker of the Hiroshima City Assembly; Members of Parliament from Hiroshima and senior government officials; members of the Indian community; and followers of Mahatma Gandhi in Japan.

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Mahatma Gandhi Bust Unveiled by PM Modi in Hiroshima: Key Points

  • The Mahatma Gandhi bust serves as a gift from the Government of India to the city of Hiroshima, signifying a meaningful and significant symbol of friendship and goodwill between India and Japan.
  • The presentation of the bust took place during the Prime Minister’s visit to the G-7 summit from the 19th to the 21st of May 2023.
  • Created by the renowned Padma Bhushan awardee Shri Ram Vanji Sutar, the triumphant statue stands tall at 42 inches, crafted from durable bronze material.
  • It has been positioned beside the Motoyasu River, which is situated near the iconic A-Bomb Dome. The A-Bomb Dome is a well-known site that attracts thousands of people daily, including tourists and locals alike.
  • The selected location for the Mahatma Gandhi bust was specifically chosen to symbolize solidarity concerning peace and non-violence.

Throughout his life, Mahatma Gandhi epitomized the principles of peace and non-violence, which still resonate with people all around the world. The location was aptly chosen as it is a reminder of the incredible legacy left by Gandhi and serves as an inspiration for future generations to strive for a better world.

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