A life-size bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be installed in Irving in Texas, fulfilling a long-cherished dream of Indian-Americans living in the city. A 7-foot tall and 30-inch wide bronze statue of Gandhiji, cast in Andhra Pradesh, will be installed on a 6-foot tall pedestal.

It will have a granite wall as a backdrop, inscribed with Gandhiji’s memorable words, as well as those from Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Albert Einstein, Barack Obama and others. The ground breaking ceremony last week for the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza’ in Thomas Jefferson Park was the result of the dedication of numerous Indian-American organizations that have been working for the project.

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