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Consul General Neeta Bhushan unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Oakbrook

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The statue will be on display at Lions Club International Headquarters in Oak Brook.

Consul General of India in Chicago Neeta Bhushan unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the World Headquarters of Lions International in Oak Brook, Illinois on October 30.

The event, which was organized by the Consulate of India and Deepak Kant Vyas Foundation, was attended by Indian American congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a group of Members of Parliament from India and several Mayors, the consulate said in a statement.

The bronze sculpture of India’s ‘Father of the Nation’ is 5.1” high and was designed by world-renowned artist Philip Jackson from Europe. It is installed on a white marble pedestal with inscription ‘Mahatma Gandhi.’

The total height of the sculpture is 7.1” together with the pedestal while its total weight is about 2200 lbs. The statue will be on display at Lions Club International Headquarters in Oak Brook.

Lions Club, which is one of the largest service-based organization in the world, is celebrating its centenary year in 2017 under the leadership of its President from India Naresh Agarwal.

The Consulate in coordination with Redberri Earth Foundation and Deepak Kant Vyas family Foundation is planning for the permanent installation of the sculpture at an appropriate location to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.