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Mahatma Gandhi bust unveiled at United Nations

Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajan 'Vaishnav jan to' was recited at the event.

Mahatma Gandhi bust unveiled at United Nations Head Quarters in New York (Twitter)

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and India's External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi on the United Nation's North Lawns, on December 14, 2022.

The solemn ceremony also had the presence of Csaba Korosi, the president of the 77th session of the General Assembly and India's Permanent Representative Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj.

The bust, sculpted by Ram Sutar, a renowned Indian artist was described as "India's gift to the UN" as it was unveiled during India's presidency of the influential Security council. The same artist had earlier created the ‘Statue of Unity’, the  world's tallest statue situated near Kevadia in Gujarat.

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