Commemorating the millennium of Basaveshwara, a Philosopher, Social Reformer, Statesman from 12th Century.Read more
The team leading the project is composed of an elite committee of people from different walks of Life.Read more
The Statue will be erected in a landscape near the House of Commons at the bank of River Thames.Read more
The nearest underground station is Vauxhall, Victoria line. Follow signs to Albert Embankment from the Vauxhall station. The statue is located at Albert Embankment.
The post code for satellite navigation system is SE1 7TY ( Albert Embankment). Nearest car parking is located at Goding Street, London SE11 5AW. The statue is 50 yards from Goding street.
There are two bridges on the either side of the British Parliament, The Westminister Bridge & The Lambeth Bridge. Walk to the south side of River Thames by crossing Lambeth Bridge and turn right. The statue is located 200 yards from the Lambeth Bridge in the west direction.
Basaveshwara is a jewel of India and I am a great admirer of his teachings. Installing his statue in the backdrop of British Parliament will draw global attention to the great Indian social reformer who pioneered the idea of democracy and attempted to eradicate caste discrimination one thousand years ago.
It's amazing and extraordinary that Basaveshwara professed, espoused campaigned and advocated genuine democracy, human rights, gender equality way back in the 12th century even before anyone in United Kingdom had ever thought about it.
Basaveshwara advocated the cause of a casteless society; he championed the cause of equality of opportunity and fought tirelessly for social justice nine hundred years ago. His teaching have had a profound impact on millions, including me and they continue to resonate to people across the World.
Basaveshwara was not the Martin Luther King of East, but Martin Luther King was Basaveshwara of the West.
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