The presence of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made the event all the more special.
The Minister Modi said thoughts and ideals of Bapu have the power to help us overcome the menace of terrorism and climate change, two challenges humanity faces in these times.
President Moon Jae-In too said that Mahatma Gandhi’s message of peace and non violence holds great resonance today.
Former Secretary General of UN Ban Ki Moon also spoke of the seven sins as spelt out by Mahatma Gandhi that continue to inspire all.
Ban Ki Moon recalled his connection with India that goes back to 1977 when he began his diplomatic career. He hailed Prime Minister Modi as a statesman who stood by the United Nations on several fronts. Indians in Seoul described the unveiling of the statue as a matter of honour
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking the lead, the world has embraced Mahatama Gandhi and his message.