The Gandhi Statue is the most striking feature of the Promenade beach. Inaugurated on 26th January 1965, the statue is in honour of India’s Father of Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who played a major role in the Freedom Struggle by mobilising and leading the masses. This four-meter statue of Mahatma Gandhi is the tallest statue of Gandhi in Asia. It is surrounded by eight magnificent granite pillars, which were brought from Gingee a fort some 70 km from Pondicherry.
On Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, respects are paid at the statue; many other national holidays such as Independence Day and Republic Day are celebrated near the statue.
The square in front of the statue, referred to as Gandhi Thidal, plays host to various cultural, musical, and commercial activities throughout the year.
Beach Rd, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
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