Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 2 October 1869 - 30 January 1948 became the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and stimulated moves for civil rights and freedom internationally. The honorific Mahatma Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable implemented to him first in 1914 in South Africa - is now used global. He is also called Bapu in India. Gandhi is typically, although now not formally, considered the Father of the Nation in India. His birthday, 2 October, is honored there as Gandhi Jayanti, a country wide vacation, and global-huge as the International Day of Nonviolence.
This four-meter square statue, the most important Mahatma Gandhi statue in Asia, is surrounded by 8 marvelous granite pillars which have been introduced from Gingee, a castle some 70kms from Puducherry. The pillars have been erected in 1866, whilst the statue, located opposite the antique Pier, was inaugurated on January 26, 1965. There is a tunnel underneath the Gandhi statue that leads all the way to Gingee. The Government even took efforts to desilt the tunnel. But, after some humans died of suffocation while taking walks via it, the tunnel changed into closed for good inside the 1960. The rectangular in front of the statue, known as Gandhi Thidal, performs host to numerous cultural, musical and commercial activities via the year.