Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Maidan

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi
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Gandhiji standing affectionately with two children
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Maidan is located in Patna
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Maidan
Location of Statue in Patna
Coordinates 25°37′7″N 85°8′33″E / 25.61861°N 85.14250°E / 25.61861; 85.14250Coordinates: 25°37′7″N 85°8′33″E / 25.61861°N 85.14250°E / 25.61861; 85.14250
Location Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar, India
Designer Anil Sutar
Type statue
Material Bronze
Height 22 m
Beginning date 2012
Completion date 2013
Opening date 15 February 2013
Dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Maidan, Patna, is a public monument of India's father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The statue is the world's tallest bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi. It was unveiled on 15 February 2013 by the then chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar.[1] It was established by Government of Bihar at a cost of 40 crore.[2]

Description

The statue is 72 feet (22 m) high and is made of bronze. It was sculpted by Ram Sutar's firm and is located on the western end of historic Gandhi Maidan, in front of St. Xavier's High School, Patna.[3] It shows Mahatma Gandhi standing affectionately with two children. The pedestal is 24 feet (7.3 m) high with four landmark events of Gandhi's life, Dandi March in 1930, Quit India movement in 1942, Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 and charkha as symbol of Gandhi is inscribed on it in large letters.[4]

Sculptor Anil, who runs Ramsutar Arts Pvt Ltd, said "the statue, showcasing Gandhi with a smiling look, will spread the message of world peace and motivate all to bridge the divide between the rich and poor."[5]

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See also

References

  1. ^ "World's Tallest Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled in Patna". PatnaDaily.Com. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Tallest Gandhi statue to be installed at Patna – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Gandhi vs Gandhi: Two statues of the Father of the Nation are getting differential treatment in Patna". PIYUSH KUMAR TRIPATHI. The Telegraph (Calcutta), Patna. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi's tallest statue unveiled – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  5. ^ PTI (2013-02-15). "World's tallest Gandhi statue unveiled in Patna". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
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