To mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, a 9ft high bronze statue has been crafted by renowned Indian artist Ram V Sutar.
On the 25th November, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral, in a public event which will be attended by distinguished UK political leaders and the Government of India.
Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD), a worldwide spiritual movement headquartered in India, is behind the initiative, which is supported by Manchester Cathedral, Manchester City Council, Manchester India Partnership and the High Commission of India.
The unveiling is at 12:15pm on Monday 25th November, and will be preceded by an interfaith service on Non-violence, Peace & Unity from 11am at Manchester Cathedral.
Gandhi statue unveiling – schedule:
- 11am: Interfaith service of Non-violence, Peace & Unity hosted by Manchester Cathedral (Invitation only). Readings, poetry and songs.
- Open to the public – events inside the Cathedral will be shown on a large screen outside.
- 12 noon: Unveiling Ceremony, Cathedral Approach.
Celebrations with dance and music from Manchester University students, The Voice finalist
Natasha Seth of the Parrs Wood School choir, Indian dancers, before the statue is unveiled.
Unveiling Ceremony @ Manchester Cathedral
Monday 25th November, 11am – 1pm