Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Rami Ranger join as Trustees for the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust

On: 6 December, 2014

By Narpal Singh Shergill

    London, 5th December--The Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi , and former Governor of West Bengal and Dr Rami (Raminder Singh) Ranger MBE, UK- based entrepreneur as Trustees of the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust.

Lord Meghnad Desai who set up the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust to fundraise for the Gandhi statue at Parliament Square,London, said ' The Trust is expanding its work and vision. Even after the sculpture is established we will continue to be guided by our valued Trustees , especially by Gopalkrishna Gandhi , to spread the message of Mahatma Gandhi in the UK. Similarly, Dr Ranger will continue to help the international fundraising effort for the Gandhi statue and the work of the Trust. '

According to Lord Desai, Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been involved right from the early days when this sculpture was planned. He has communicated his appreciation to Lord Desai saying ' The statue is going to be great. The expression is now exactly right. Philip Jackson has done something miraculous in transposing the emotions in photographs to a three dimensional form. He will be remembered by this work for years to come.' 

The Trust has also got two new patrons in Baroness Helena Kennedy and Baroness Patricia Scotland, both legal luminaries, who will also help in propagating the message of the Mahatma. 

The Trust continues to fundraise and is appreciative of the deepening and enthusiastic response from admirers of Mahatma Gandhi in the UK and all over the world. It appeals to all potential donors to visit  the charity website  and contribute towards the memory of the Mahatma as well as a lasting legacy.