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Vote for your favourite Gandhi statue

Last updated on: March 17, 2015 10:21 IST

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is pictured in Parliament Square in London, England. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In a rare honour bestowed by the government in Britain, a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled last week at the Parliament Square in London.

Gandhi's 9-foot statue was unveiled jointly by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

The statue of the ‘Father of the Nation’ will be the 11th Statue to be erected there in Parliament Square standing alongside with world leaders like Britain’s war-time PM Winston Churchill and South African leader Nelson Mandela. 

Rediff.com brings you some images of other statues of the Mahatma erected around the globe.

Geneva

 

Snow falls on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on a winter morning in the Ariana Parc outside the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. The statue was given to the City of Geneva by the Republic of India in 2007. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Indian embassy, Washington

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi bows his head after scattering flower petals at the feet of the Mahatma Gandhi Statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

New York City

 

Snow blankets the shoulders of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Union Sqaure in New York City. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Ottawa, Canada

 

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the campus of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. A gift from the High Commission of India. Photograph: Deinocheirus/Wikimedia Commons

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Sculpted by Gautam Pal, the statue of Gandhi was sent by Indian Council of Cultural Relations for installation at Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

Tavistock Square, London 

 

The Mahatma Gandhi memorial statue was installed in 1968. Photograph: Stuart Shepherd/Wikimedia Commons

Panama

Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Plaza Cinco de Mayo in Panama. The statue was a donation from the small community of Indian citizens living in Panama. Photograph: Kiam-shim/Wikimedia Commons

Trinidad and Tobago

Memorial of M K Gandhi at Harris Promenade, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Photograph: Kalamazadkhan/Wikimedia Commons

Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil

Photograph: Photograph: Eugenio Hansen, OFS/ Wikimedia Commons.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent resistance originated at Pietermaritzburg.Photograph: Vishal Bhatia/Wikimedia Commons

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mahatma Gandhi's statue was erected at the Churchill-laan in 1995. Photograph: Reggestraat/Flickr

Johannesburg, South Africa

Statue showing a young Gandhi in his lawyer attire with a book under his arm and his cloak blowing in the breeze. Photograph: András Osvát/Wikimedia Commons

The Hague, The Netherlands

This statue of Mahatma Gandhi was presented to the Municipality of The Hague by the Surinami Institute of Netherlands. Photograph: JohannesJ/Wikimedia Commons

Honolulu, Hawaii

The bronze statue of Mohandas K Gandhi, under a large banyan tree, was donated to Honolulu by the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation, a non-profit group. Photograph: Erielhonan/Wikimedia Commons

We now invite our readers to vote for their favourite Mahatma Gandhi statue from the list above.