Gandhi Peace Garden inaugurated at UN HQ in New York
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with United Nation chief Antonio Guterres and other world leaders, inaugurated the Gandhi Peace Garden at the UN headquarters in New York. The inauguration was held during a special commemorative event on that marked Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
About Gandhi Peace Garden
It is an innovative initiative under which Consulate General of India (in New York), Shanti Fund (a Long Island-based NGO) and State University of New York- Old Westbury have entered into an agreement for planting 150 trees.
It is a crowdsourced project, with people adopting trees in memory of their loved ones at the State University of New York-Old Westbury campus. The garden is in an open site within 600 acres campus of the University.
The garden is dedicated in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and seeks to underline that his principles act as a moral compass as world grapples with challenges of climate change, terrorism and corruption