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27-September-2015
27-September-2015

A monument commemorates Indian politician, Mahatma Gandhi, who was a major political and spiritual leader of India, and the Indian independence movement.

He was the pioneer and perfector of Satyagraha — the resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience strongly founded upon ahimsa (total non-violence), which led India to independence, and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Gandhi is commonly known and addressed in India and across the world as Mahatma Gandhi (from Sanskrit, Mahatma: Great Soul) and as Bapu (in many Indian languages, Father).

Location

Address:Akuna & Bunda Streets, Glebe Park, Civic, 2600
State:ACT
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281111
Long: 149.134722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Foreigners

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th August, 2002
Front Inscription

Unveiled by His Excellency the Right Reverend Dr Peter Hollingworth, AC, OBE 

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

15 August 2002

Left Side Inscription

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Apostle of non-violence (ahimsa) & Truth (Satyagrah)

2 October 1869 - 30 Janaury 1948

"Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth" - Albert Einstein

Right Side Inscription

Gandhi`s guidelines

No politics       without principles
      wealth                       work
      commerce                morality
      education                 character
      pleasure                   conscience
      science                     without
      worship                     sacrifice

Source: MA
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