Parliament Square to get a new resident

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Parliament Square to get a new resident

Fundrasing to erect a memorial statue of the iconic Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square has reached £500,000.
The campaign aims to raise £600,000 and have the statue ready in the square in time for it to be unveiled to the Indian Prime Minister, Nahendra Modi, on his visit to Britain in the next month.
The sculpture has been based on photographs of Ghandi standing on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street.

Lord Meghnad Desai, is the chair of the trust behind the statue, that aims to commemorate the life and works of Gandhi.
He says it is important that the leader is remembers in the capital as he lived here and considered it as much as his home as he did India.
Ghandi came from a small town in India and moved to London when he 19-years-old.

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