Our Bapu

gandhiToday (Oct. 2) India celebrates the anniversary of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who is the Father of the Nation.Mahatma Gandhi’s campaign of peaceful resistance brought an end to British rule leading to Indian independence. He was Born on Oct. 2,1869.Prayers,Ceremonies are offered at venues including Rajghat ( the Gandhi samadhi ) in Delhi and other parts of the country.In America, there are several statues of Mahatma Gandhi including Union Square, New York, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.One of the finest statues of Mahatma Gandhi in Calcutta since Independence is in Chowranghi -park street intersection.This statue was unvailed by then Chief Minister of West Bengal Bidhan Chandra Roy on Nov.30,1958.This was the work of eminent sculpture Devi prasad Roychowdhury.The height of the statue is 11ft. and 8 inches.The base on which the statue is standing is 13ft.
During the construction of the underground railway project (Metro) in calcutta the statue was removed temporaly to Mayo road and Dafrin Road crossing.Later the statue of former Prime Minister Jawharlal Nehru was unvailed at this place (Dec.9 1989).


About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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