A bust of Mahatma Gandhi will be installed at the United Nations headquarters on December 14th. It is a gift from India to the United Nations.
The statue has been sculpted by renowned sculptor and Padma Shree awardee Ram Sutar. It will be installed during External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit to the UN for India’s Presidency of the Council for the month.
The statue will be placed in the expansive North Lawns of the UN headquarters, said India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj. It will be the first Gandhi sculpture to be displayed at the UN headquarters, which proudly displays gifts and artefacts from around the world. The only other gift from India is an 11th century black-stone statue of Surya the Sun God, donated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the UN in 1982.