Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

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Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
Embassy of India, Washington, D.C..jpg
ArtistGautam Pal
LocationWashington, D.C., United States

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is a public monument of Mahatma Gandhi, installed in front of the Embassy of India, Washington, D.C., in the United States.[1] A gift from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, it was dedicated on September 16, 2000 during a state visit of Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the presence of US President Bill Clinton.

It pictures Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in ascetic garb, in reference to his 1930 march against a salt tax in India. The statue was designed by Gautam Pal, a sculptor in Kolkata. Behind it are three slabs of Karnataka red granite with inscriptions honoring Gandhi's memory.

The statue's inscription quote reads, "My life is my message."

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  1. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Washington, DC". Embassy of India. Retrieved October 12, 2015.

Coordinates: 38°54′40″N 77°02′49″W / 38.91103°N 77.04697°W / 38.91103; -77.04697