Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi gets a rare honour. A statue has been unveiled of Mahatma Gandhi in London's Parliament Square. Britain Prime Minister David Cameron and the Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley jointly unveiled the 9 feet tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi
The unveiling of the statue marks 100 years since Gandhi returned to India from South Africa to begin his struggle for independence. Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the unveiling of the statue and he called it as a "magnificent tribute'' to Gandhi. Quoting some of Gandhi's famous words, the British Prime Minister highlighted how his teachings remain as potent today.
Gandhi's statue was placed adjacent to iconic leaders Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela. Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and many leaders attended this function.Gandhi is the first Indian to be honoured with a statue at the Square.