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Union Square Park

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi map_it

  • Location: West side of park, near 14th Street
  • Sculptor: Kantilal B. Patel
  • Description: Standing figure (over life-size) with integral plinth on pedestal with plaque
  • Materials: Figure and plaque---bronze; pedestal---cast concrete
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 6'6" W: 1' 9" D: 2' 9"; Pedestal H: 3' 9" W: 2'1" D: 2'6"
  • Cast: 1986
  • Dedicated: October 2, 1986
  • Donor: Gandhi Memorial International Foundation and Mohan B. Murjani
  • Inscription: Plaque:
    "MY OPTIMISM RESTS ON MY BELIEF IN THE INFINITE / POSSIBILITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO DEVELOP NONVIOLENCE. / .. IN A GENTLE WAY YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD." / --- / MOHANDAS K. GANDHI / OCTOBER 2, 1869 - JANUARY 30, 1948 / STATUE PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK / AND CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / BY / GANDHI MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION / --- / PATRON / MOHAN B. MURJANI / CONTRIBUTORS / MURJANI INTERNATIONAL, LTD., PAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., AIR INDIA, CHANDI BROTHERS, INC., PRAVEEN AFRIDI, RAM M. BAGAI, SANTS, CHATWAL DEV R. CHITKARA, SURESH C. GUPTA, NARENDRA K. HADPAWAT, KAMLU AND SHAM LALL, PERRY LEVINE, SURESH P. MASTER, KRISHNA K. MEHTA, PRAVIN PANDHI, HARSHAD PAREKH, ASHOK PATEL, R.K. PATEL, ZLATKO PAUNOV GOVINDAPPA RANGAIAH, H.K. CHANDRA SEKHAR, SHAMARAO AND LAXMI TATTI, DON SHELDON, KOTHARI & GANDHI FAMILY, ANONYMOUS…/ ---/ DEDICATED OCTOBER 2, 1986 / EDWARD I. KOCH / MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK / HENRY J. STERN / COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION /

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