Mahatma Gandhi’s statue unveiled at United Nations

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres inaugurated the bust of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on Wednesday at the North Lawns of the United Nations, marking the arrival of the Mahatma at the world body’s headquarters during India’s Presidency of the powerful 15-nation Security Council for the month of December. The bust is the first Gandhi sculpture installed in the UN headquarters, which proudly displays gifts and artifacts from around the world. The Gandhi bust, a gift from India to the United Nations, is made by renowned Indian sculptor Padma Shree awardee Ram Sutar, who has also designed the ‘Statue of Unity’.