The statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled at the United Nations Headquarters. India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres etc. were present on this occasion. During this, Gandhiji’s favorite ‘Vaishnav Jana’ hymn was also played. In this case, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in India, Shomby Sharp said that it is a matter of honor for us. Mahatma Gandhi’s principles have had a lasting influence on multilateralism and the global work of the United Nations.
This statue has been prepared by Padma Shri awardee craftsman Ram Sutar. He has made the Statue of Unity. It was gifted by the Government of India to the United Nations, which has now been installed at its headquarters.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary-General Guterres said that Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy is present everywhere, including in the daily work of the United Nations, for equality, solidarity and empowerment around the world.
“Gandhi is not just a historical figure. His visionary thoughts and values, including his concern for justice and social transformative changes, continue to resonate today.”
On the occasion of unveiling the statue, India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj said that the ideology of truth, non-violence and peace given by Gandhiji is very important in today’s world. It is a matter of honor for the whole country to have his statue installed in the United Nations.
Whereas Shombi Sharp said that I thank the Government of India for this priceless gift. Mahatma Gandhi is a global symbol of peace. His principles of non-violence and truth have a lasting impact. Emphasizing on the crisis the world was facing today, he said that the global community has a lot to learn from Gandhiji’s powerful ideology of non-violence and steadfastness. From war to climate change, there are lessons to be learned from them. On his principles, India has adopted the G20 Presidency and kept its theme.