Canadian hotel installs ice sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi for India's 75th Independence Day

PM Narendra Modi had launched the build-up to the 75th-anniversary celebrations on March 12 i.e. 75 weeks before 75th Independence. They chose March 21 to unveil the statue to mark the 91st anniversary of the Dandi March.

Royal Enfield unveiled its SG650 concept motorcycle at EICMA 2021: check the specifications
Image source: Twitter

An iconic Candian hotel has paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by building an ice statue leading up to the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Hotel de Glace has installed the magnificent ice sculpture of the freedom fighter to honour his humanitarian work.

The seven feet tall statue is sculpted by popular Canadian ice artist Marc Lepire near Quebec City which is the capital of the province of Quebec. On Saturday, the Indian consulate in Toronto announced the inauguration and tweeted, “Launching #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, to mark 75 years of India’s Independence, with an ice sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi in the iconic ice hotel.”

 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,” 

PM Narendra Modi had launched the build-up to the 75th-anniversary celebrations on March 12 i.e. 75 weeks before 75th Independence. March 21 was chosen to unveil the statue to mark the 91st anniversary of the Dandi March.