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Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

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Larger than life-size statue of Gandhi walking with a staff in his right hand. The statue marks the 150th birth of Gandhi and the multi faith and culture of Manchester. It was donated by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur after the Manchester Arena bombings in 2017, to show that love and compassion can always overcome hatred.

Date

2019 (?)

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 275 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

M3_MH_S097

Acquisition method

gift of Kamani Family, supported by Manchester Cathedral, Manchester City Council, Manchester India Partnership and the High Commissioner of India in London

Work type

Statue

Owner

Manchester City Council

Custodian

Manchester City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

25th November 2019

Access

at all times

Inscription description

plaque: "BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD." / GIFTED BY THE KAMANI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF THEIR GRANDFATHER / BHANJI KHANJI KAMANI (1888–1979) / FELLOW SCHOLAR OF / MAHATMA GANDI / 1869 -1948 / INAUGURATED ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2019 / A PROJECT BY/ SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA MISSION / DHARRAMPUR / SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA WAS MAHATMA GHANDIS'S SPIRITUAL GUIDE


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Located at

Victoria Street, Manchester

M3 1ST

At the foot of the steps leading up to the Cathedral.