Dattatreya Hosabale pays tribute to Basaveshwara statue in London
London: Dattatreya Hosabale paid tribute to Basaveshwara statue in London. The Former Mayor of Lambeth Dr Neeraj Patil had invited him on behalf of The Basaveshwara Foundation.
He expressed his tribute to Basaveshwara for contribution to democracy and social justice. He said, “I am extremely pleased to see the statue of an Indian philosopher in the backdrop of British Parliament overlooking the river Thames”.
He is on a special visit to the United Kingdom to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of HSS in the UK.
NRI community of UK who identified themselves with the ideology of RSS started HSS or Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh in 1966.
The Basaveshwara statue was unveiled in the London Borough of Lambeth by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 14th Nov 2016.
This is the first conceptual statue to be approved by the British Government in the vicinity of British Parliament as a mark of respect to the 12th century Indian Philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara for promoting democratic ideals and gender equality during the 12th century.