The father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, is such a rare great man, whose admirers are all over the world including India. He has more than 110 statues in 84 countries. These include many African countries ranging from Pakistan, China, UK, USA and Germany. According to the data released on the Foreign Ministry website, eight statues of Bapu are installed in America and 11 in Germany. Bapu’s popularity can be gauged from the fact that his statues are installed in Russia and the Communist countries even in China. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been installed in the city of Burgas in Spain. Spain promotes it as its main tourist destination. The statue of Mahatma Gandhi is installed in Leicester, UK. The life-size statue of Bapu is installed in Bellevue, Washington, USA. According to ministry figures, three statues of Mahatma Gandhi are installed in South Africa, where Bapu first used Satyagraha.
Bapu’s popularity can be gauged from the fact that his statues are installed in Russia and the Communist countries even in China.
– Gandhi-Mandela used the experience of advocacy
Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela used the experience of advocacy during the struggle against oppression. The views were expressed by the speakers in a panel discussion titled Gandhi and Mandela as a lawyer at the University of South Africa. He noted similarities in the approach of Gandhi and Mandela. This year celebrating 150th birth anniversary, the country and the world are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Ministry of External Affairs started the year-long activities on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in the year 2018. These activities will be completed on October 2 this year on Bapu’s birth anniversary. It contains a collection of his stories.
– Bapu’s statue in these countries
According to the Foreign Ministry figures, Bapu’s statues are Iraq, Indonesia, France, Egypt, Fiji, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Hungary, Japan, Belarus, Belgium, Colombia, Kuwait, Nepal, Malawi, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Singapore , Serbia, Malaysia etc.