Kovind, Bulgarian president unveil Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at South Park

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President Ram Nath Kovind and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev on Thursday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, which was conceived and erected by eminent Bulgarian sculptor Ivan Rusev, at Sofia’s famous South Park.

Kovind lauded Bulgaria for giving Mahatma Gandhi a home in Bulgaria on their National Unification Day and said it was a meaningful tribute to a man who sacrifice his entire life to the service of humanity. Kovind also presented a copy of Gandhi’s book Hind Swaraj to his counterpart Radev.

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“Grateful to the people of Bulgaria for giving Mahatma Gandhi an eternal home in Bulgaria on their National Unification Day. This is a meaningful tribute to a man who dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity,” Kovind said.

Earlier in the day, the President wished Bulgaria on the occasion of Unification Day.

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September 6 commemorates the unification of Eastern Rumelia and Bulgaria in 1885.

“I am glad to be in Sofia to share this cherished moment,” Kovind said.

(With PTI inputs)

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