Friday, 11 November 2011

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi gift of Indian community to France on 11/11/11

A 2-metre high statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the presence of the Indian Ambassador to France, of the Maire of Vauréal and of the Pondicherry Minister of Tourism.

The statue (for which the French could find a site only in Vauréal, 50 km from Paris), is a gift to France from the Indian community in France "as the Statue of Liberty was offered to the USA by France 125 years back".

However, a statue of Mahatma Phule or of Dr Ambedkar would have been better as they were more enlightened and did at least as much for India.

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