A 9-foot high tall and 800 kg bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled in the UK’s city of Manchester as a sign of strength and equality. The statute in itself was described as a gift to UK, quoting that it would spew Gandhi’s teaching of ahinsa among the masses.
The statue, erected outside a cathedral in Manchester, has been crafted by veteran artist Ram V Sutar, who is also credited for being the hands behind mastering the statue of Unity.
To note, Gandhi in 1931 had visited UK when he was on his way to see the mill workers in Lancashire. During the visit, Gandhi attracted a enormous crowd of admirers and received a warm welcome.
The statute notably has been given to the city by Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD), which is a worldwide spiritual moment.
“The statue will celebrate the universal power of his message. A statue in Manchester will ensure that the heart of our democracy and politics can all be inspired by his ethos,” SRMD UK said in a statement.
The group added that it had been inspired by the city’s unique civic pride which displayed the values of non-violence and compassion following the 2017 Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack during a concert at Manchester Arena.