President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Sofia on the occasion of Bulgaria’s 133rd Unification Day.
President Kovind while unveiling the statue said, “Grateful to the people of Bulgaria for giving Mahatma Gandhi an eternal home in Bulgaria on their National Unification Day. This is a meaningful tribute to a man who dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity.”
Kovind said that he is glad to be in Sofia to share this cherished moment, “The most cordial wishes for the nice and hospitable Bulgarians on the occasion of the unification of Bulgaria. I am glad to be in Sofia to share this Skroven moment,” President tweeted.
President Kovind also presented Bulgarian President Rumen Radev with a copy of Mahatma Gandhi’s Book ‘Hind Swaraj’.
President Kovind arrived here on Tuesday from Cyprus on the second leg of his three-nation visit to Europe that will also take him to the Czech Republic.
In 15 years, this is the first presidential visit from India to Bulgaria.