Group urges cities to adopt Gandhi street names

The Gandhi Monument Council offers proposal

A MULTI-faith group has called for cities across the UK to rename major roads after Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi.

American-based The Gandhi Monument Council wrote to the Mayors of ten cities with the request.

The group, which comprises of members from a Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish background suggested selected street names be changed to ‘Mahatma Gandhi Marg’ –‘marg’ meaning path.

The cities to which the Council wrote are London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Leicester.

A spokesperson for the group said they hoped the proposal would be taken on board as “Gandhi’s life and thought had an enormous impact on the world”.

Earlier this year Leicester City Council approved plans to erect a statue of Gandhi in the city’s Belgrave area.  


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