Wreath Laying Gandhi Statue Parliament Square.



Lord Meghnad Desai was instrumental in the campaign to have a fitting memorial, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. Overlooking the House of Commons, the Gandhi statue commemorates the role he played in the peaceful and nonviolent movement to gain independence for India. Lord Desai set up the Gandhi Memorial Trust  and donations financed the statue  created by sculptor Philip Jackson.  In the picture (l) i am with Lord Meghnad Desai. 

In the main picture I am with Lord Desai (l) and H.E Mr Vikram K Doraiswami, the High Commissioner for India in the UK.

The statue was unveiled in March 2015 and every year on or around the 30 January, wreaths are laid to remember his death on 30 January 1948. The Indian diaspora gather together to lay wreaths at the statue and remember his teachings.