Mahatma Gandhi’s Ice Sculpture Installed By Canadian Hotel For 75th Independence Day

by Tania Tarafdar
Mahatma Gandhi’s Ice Sculpture Installed By Canadian Hotel For 75th Independence Day

Mahatma Gandhi was an international figure. He not only won hearts in India with his noble work and ideologies but he has quite a fan following in South Africa. And now, an iconic Canadian hotel played tribute to Mahatma Gandhi with an ice statue leading up to the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Hotel de Glace, installed a spectacular, life-size ice sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi to honour his humanitarian work.

The Seven-Foot Tall Sculpture Is Installed Near Quebec City

The seven-foot-tall sculpture was sculpted by Canadian ice artist Marc Lepire near Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec. The Indian consulate in Toronto announced the inauguration on Saturday with a tweet, writing, “Launching #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, to mark 75 years of India’s Independence, with an ice sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi in the iconic ice hotel.”

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The Sculpture Is Installed To Mark 75th Independence Day

In another tweet, India’s consul general in Toronto, Apoorva Srivastava, said, “We wanted to launch India@75 celebrations at an iconic location with an invocation of Gandhiji.” “I am glad that they not only deputed their best sculptor to make the statue but also gave us a prominent spot to display it,” she added.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the build-up to the 75th-anniversary celebrations on March 12, 75 weeks before the 75th Independence Day. The date March 21 was chosen to mark the 91st anniversary of the Dandi March, led by Gandhi.