New Delhi: Spurred by the popularity of Mahatma Gandhi at the recent World Economic Forum, which displayed statues of the Indian leader at various venues, the Davos city council has approved setting up a permanent Gandhi monument there."Indian artists Ram Sutar and Anil Sutar are working with The Itinerant Museum of Art to create a Gandhi monument for Davos to make the Mahatma the `Spirit of Davos` as approved by the City Council of Davos," Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, museum founder told reporters. The Basel-based museum, which has acquired a collection of statues of the Bapu and is organising exhibits at the European Parliament in Brussels, in Strasbourg in France, home to the Council of Europe among others, says it aims "to bring Gandhi`s message and teachings through Gandhi inspired art to all corners of the world." At Davos a total of 8 fibreglass statues of Gandhi in various poses spinning the chakra, walking, smiling and surrounded by children put up across different venues were the cynosure of all eyes with various Indian and world dignitaries and visitors queueing up to get themselves photographed with them.
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