The iconic ice hotel in Canada has installed a seven-feet tall statue of Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi.
Hotel de Glace, which is situated in Canada’s Quebec province, installed the statue on Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, which will be celebrated on August 15, 2022.
Indian consulate in Toronto shared the images of the ice sculpture under the hashtag ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’.
According to reports, the statue has been created by Canadian ice sculptor Marc Lepire, who is known for his eye-opening sculpting skills across the world. Lepire used five blocks of ice to create the statue of Gandhi in just five hours. Indian government representative and Consul General in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava was present at the hotel when the statue was being sculpted by Lepire.
Launching #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, to mark 75 years of India’s Independence, with an ice sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi in the iconic Ice Hotel @Hoteldeglace in #Quebec.
@HCI_Ottawa @CanadainIndia @Quebec_India @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @ICCR_Delhi @MinOfCultureGoI @Valcartier pic.twitter.com/TT6Vn6acxe
— IndiainToronto (@IndiainToronto) March 20, 2021