Business News/ Politics / News/  G7 Summit: PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bust in Hiroshima

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Hiroshima Peace Park in Japan, ahead of the second day of G-7 summit.

The bust was gifted by India to Hiroshima as a symbol of friendship and goodwill between India and Japan on the occasion of PM Modi’s visit to the city for the G7 summit.

“Unveiled Mahatma Gandhi’s bust in Hiroshima. This bust in Hiroshima gives a very important message. The Gandhian ideals of peace and harmony reverberate globally and give strength to millions," the prime minister said in a post on Twitter.

The 42-inch tall bronze bust has been sculpted by Padma Bhushan awardee Ram Vanji Sutar. The bust site, adjacent to the Motoyasu River, is close to the iconic A-Bomb Dome that is visited by thousands of people - locals and tourists alike - every day.

According to Prime Minister’s Office, 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. “The location truly resonates with the principles and life of Gandhiji, which continue to inspire the world and its leaders," it added.

The prime minister arrived in Hiroshima on Friday on the first leg of his three-nation trip to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia and is expected to take part in over 40 engagements.

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Updated: 20 May 2023, 01:38 PM IST
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