A bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in Zagreb on Wednesday, on the 150th anniversary of his birth, by Indian Ambassador Arindam Bagchi, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic.
The bust, made by awarded Indian sculptor Ram Vanaji Sutar, and its pedestal are a gift from the Indian Embassy in Croatia, which also financed the erection of the monument.
Ambassador Bagchi said it was appropriate that the inscription under the bust, Gandhi's first in Croatia, should be the message "There is no path to peace, peace is the path".
We hope the unveiling of this bust will enable the new generation of Croatia's inhabitants to learn something about the lasting message which Gandhi sent the world and which is equally important today. We also hope this bust will become an important and interesting place to the people of Zagreb as well as tourists, he said.