Mahatma Gandhi statue to be unveiled in UAE

Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s iconic look was set off by his grey moustache and circular glasses. The political leader of India during the Indian independence movement, Gandhi died in 1948.

Abu Dhabi: India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC) in Abu Dhabi will officially unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Father of the Nation, on its premises on February 1.

The Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, will inaugurate the statue in the presence of the Indian community.

The 0.9-metre tall statue that weighs 60 kilograms was created by Chithran Kunhimangalam from Payyanur Kerala, renowned for its role in the independence movement of India.

On January 30, India remembered Mahatma Gandhi as it observed the 70th death anniversary of the Father of Nation, who was shot dead 69 years ago in 1948.

“I am so delighted that the ISC has decided to install a bust of the Father of the Nation on its premises, particularly at a time when ISC also celebrates its own Golden Jubilee. I hope that the presence of Gandhi’s statue will nurture respect and commitment to his values and also inculcate them in the younger generation,” the ambassador said.

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