Tribute to Basaveshwara statue London by Hon Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji

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Tribute to Basaveshwara statue London by Hon Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji

Hon Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji will be paying tribute to Basaveshwara statue in London on 18th April 2018.

The event will be organized by The Basaveshwara Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the UK that has erected the statue of Basaveshwara on the bank of river Thames.

Former Mayor of London borough of Lambeth Dr Neeraj Patil & Chairman of The Basaveshwara foundation has received the official confirmation from the Prime Minister’s office about the visit of the Prime Minister to the statue.

During Patil’s tenure as the Mayor of The London Borough of Lambeth, a prime piece of land was secured along the bank of the River Thames for erecting a statue of the 12th-century Indian philosopher, social reformer and pioneer of Indian democracy, ‘Basaveshwara’.

The project was approved by the planning department of The London borough of Lambeth and subsequently by the British Cabinet minister for culture media and sports as per the Public Statues Act, 1854.

The Basaveshwara statue erected at the Albert Embankment is not only the first statue to be unveiled by an Indian Prime Minister in the UK, but is also the first conceptual statue approved by the British Cabinet in the vicinity of the Parliament. This is located at Albert Embankment in London opposite the British Parliament.

The approval was given as a mark of respect to 12th-century Indian Philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara for promoting democratic ideals, social justice and gender equality during the 12th century.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Basaveshwara statue on 14th November 2015 in London.

On this occasion tribute will also be paid to the architect of Indian constitution Dr B R Ambedkar because they share a conceptual relationship”. Both fought against caste discrimination.

Shri Basaveshwara & Dr B R Ambedkar both fought for the eradication of caste discrimination and social justice in the Indian society and unfortunately India still remains divided along caste and religious lines and this must end, said Dr Patil.

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