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Canada's famous 'Hotel de Glace' installs Mahatma Gandhi's ice statue ahead of 75th Independence Day
Situated in Quebec City, the statue is seven-feet tall and was created on Friday by an artist named Marc Lepire.
Months before India celebrates its 75th Independence Day, a famous hotel named 'Hotel de Glace' in Canada kicked off the festivities with a beautiful ice statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Situated in Quebec City, the statue is seven-feet tall and was created on Friday by an artist named Marc Lepire. The pictures of the pristine spectacle were posted on Twitter by the Indian Consulate situated in Toronto. A hashtag was started called 'AzadiKaAmritMahotsav' under which this post was shared.
According to the Hindustan Times, Lepire is a prominent ice sculptor in Quebec City. He used nine blocks of ice and finished the statue in five hours. "To make Gandhi was very exciting for me," he said.
"Launching #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav , to mark 75 years of India's independence, with an ice sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi in the historic @Hoteldeglace in #Quebec," the caption said.
Hotel de Glace is an iconic landmark in Canada. Not only of the country, but it is also the only ice hotel situated in North America. Hence, the installation of the father of the nation's sculpture in a place like this holds a lot of precedence.
Speaking to the news organization, India's consul general named Apoorva Srivastava said, "We wanted to launch India@75 celebrations at an iconic with an invocation of Gandhiji. " She had approached the hotel for this initiative who wholeheartedly agreed and got their best ice sculptor to create the masterpiece.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the beginning of the 75th Independence Day festivities on March 12, which is 75 weeks before August 15.