President Ram Nath Kovind and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev on Thursday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, which was conceived and erected by eminent Bulgarian sculptor Ivan Rusev, at Sofia’s famous South Park.
Kovind lauded Bulgaria for giving Mahatma Gandhi a home in Bulgaria on their National Unification Day and said it was a meaningful tribute to a man who sacrifice his entire life to the service of humanity. Kovind also presented a copy of Gandhi’s book Hind Swaraj to his counterpart Radev.
“Grateful to the people of Bulgaria for giving Mahatma Gandhi an eternal home in Bulgaria on their National Unification Day. This is a meaningful tribute to a man who dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity,” Kovind said.
Earlier in the day, the President wished Bulgaria on the occasion of Unification Day.
September 6 commemorates the unification of Eastern Rumelia and Bulgaria in 1885.
“I am glad to be in Sofia to share this cherished moment,” Kovind said.
(With PTI inputs)