Gandhi Statue Unveiling and Inter Faith Service
Monday 25 November 11.00 – 13.00
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX
On the 25th November a statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral, in a public event which will be attended by distinguished guests from the UK Government and the Government of India.
To mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, a 9ft high bronze statue has been crafted by renowned Indian artist Ram V Sutar.
Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD), a worldwide spiritual movement headquartered in India, is behind the initiative, which is supported by Manchester Cathedral, Manchester City Council, Manchester India Partnership and the High Commission of India.
The unveiling is at 12:15pm on Monday 25 November, and will be preceded by an inter faith service on Non-violence, Peace & Unity from 11am at Manchester Cathedral.
11am: Inter faith service of Non-violence, Peace & Unity hosted by Manchester Cathedral (Invitation only). Readings, poetry and songs.
Open to the public - events inside the Cathedral will be shown on a large screen outside.
12 noon: Unveiling Ceremony, Cathedral Approach.
Celebrations with dance and music from Manchester University students, The Voice finalist Natasha Seth of the Parrs Wood School choir, Indian dancers, before the statue is unveiled.
|Event held by||Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD), Manchester City Council, Manchester India Partnership, Manchester Cathedral, High Commission of India|
|Event categories||Arts/culture/music, Celebration or festival, Service or vigil|