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Nevada, Nov 30, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Slovenia is the latest country to acquire the statue of peace icon Mahatma Gandhi.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) sent Gandhi’s life-size bronze statue (sitting meditation posture) to Slovenia for installation in Slovene Gradec Municipality. Sculptor was Ram Sutar of Delhi.

Bronze busts of Mahatma Gandhi image have already been sent by ICCR to Germany, Australia, Italy, USA, Morocco, Mexico, South Africa, Peru, Seychelles, United Kingdom, Chile, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, Ivory Coast, Fiji, Myanmar, Ecuador, Tajikistan, Russia, Syria, Brazil, Djibouti, Senegal, Martinique, Colombia, France, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Cyprus, Serbia and Montenegro and Ethiopia.

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Gandhi’s life-size or one-and-half life-size bronze statues have been dispatched by ICCR from India to Italy, Canada, USA, South Africa, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, France and New Zealand. Sculptors of statues and busts are Ram Sutar (Delhi), Gautam Pal (Kolkata), Ramesh Bisht, and Ratnabali Kant (Delhi).

Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded the countries that already had installed Gandhi’s statue and urged other countries of the world to erect statues to honor the legacy of peace icon Mahatma Gandhi.

According to Rajan Zed, who is Chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, Gandhi is now being rediscovered as there is a renewed interest about him and his ideas in the world and many people revere him as one of the greatest moral, political, and peace leaders of the 20th century. They are especially interested in Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence, his commitment to world peace, and his work for the upliftment of the downtrodden, Zed adds.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. His life and thought had an enormous impact on the world. Although Gandhi never set foot on America, yet he was on Time magazine covers in 1930, 1931, and 1947; Time Person of the Year in 1930; and was runner-up for Time Person of the Century.

ICCR, headquartered in New Delhi, an autonomous organization of the Government of India with Dr. Karan Singh as President, “is about a communion of cultures, a creative dialogue with other nations”.