A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled in the University of New South Wales in Sydney, as a mark of close ties the Indian community has with Australia.
The sculpture that stands in the lawns of the library of the University was gifted to the institution by the Indian government, along with a collection of books, an official statement said.
Sydney-based Indian diplomat Amit Dasgupta, who had presented the gifts in October last year when the crisis related to attacks on India students was at its peak, acknowledged the work being done by the University in maintaining close relations with the Indian community and providing a safe environment for Indian students.
At the unveiling, Dasgupta said education and globalisation are both key in spreading messages against violence.
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