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May 20, 2023

Prime Minister Modi of India Unveils Mahatma Gandhi Bust in Hiroshima

Japan, Modi, India, Gandhi

Japan, Modi, India, Gandhi

Photos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India unveils the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 20, 2023.

Japan, Modi, India, Gandhi

Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India meets Japanese painter Ms. Hiroko Takayama at Hiroshima, Japan, on May 20, 2023.

Hiroshima, Japan, May 20, 2023 —Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India today unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, Japan.

Dignitaries present during the unveiling ceremony included H.E Mr. Nakatani Gen, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan and Member of Parliament; Mr. Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima City; Mr. Tatsunori Motani, Speaker of the Hiroshima City Assembly; Members of Parliament from Hiroshima and senior government officials; members of the Indian community; and followers of Mahatma Gandhi in Japan.

The Mahatma Gandhi bust has been gifted by the Government of India to the city of Hiroshima as a symbol of friendship and goodwill between India and Japan on the occasion of the visit of the Prime Minister for the G-7 summit from 19-21 May 2023.

Padma Bhushan awardee Shri Ram Vanji Sutar has sculpted the 42 inches tall bronze bust. The bust site, adjacent to the Motoyasu River, is close to the iconic A-Bomb Dome that thousands of locals and tourists visit daily.

The location has been chosen as a mark of solidarity for peace and non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life to peace and non-violence. Therefore, the location truly resonates with the principles and life of Gandhiji, which continues to inspire the world and its leaders.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi

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