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Mahatma Gandhi Statue to be Inaugurated at UN Headquarters

India will gift a bust of Mahatma Gandhi to the United Nations during India’s presidency of the Security Council next month. the first sculpture of the Mahatma will be established at the world body’s headquarters. Indian sculptor Padma Shree awardee Ram Sutar made the bust and he also designed the ‘Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

  • the bust will take place on the expansive North Lawns of the U.N. headquarters, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said.
  • India gifted an 11th-century black-stone statue of ‘Surya’, the Sun God at the U.N. Headquarters on July 26, 1982.

77th session of the UN General Assembly

  • U.N. Secretary General AntonIo Guterres and President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi may present on the occasion.

International Year of Millets

  • India will highlight millets as the year 2023 has been designated as the ‘International Year of Millets’.
  • The Government of India and Members of FAO Governing Bodies as well as the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly endorsed a proposal.

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