Tree

Gandhi and Indo-British togetherness trees

Erection date: 25/11/1994

Inscription

Friendship Tree (Koelreutaria paniculata or Pride of India) planted by Lord Mayor of Westminster, Angela Hooper, C.B.E. in the distinguished presence of H.E. Dr. L.M. Singhvi, High Commissioner for India in UK. To commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, apostle of non violence and to mark Indo-British togetherness, 25th November 1994.

{That's the text for the tree to the east; the other plaque reads identically but Dr Singhvi did the planting in the presence of the Lord Mayor.}

Site: Nehru, Gandhi, Indo-British togetherness (2 memorials)

WC2, India Place, India House

Nearby India House is the High Commission of India.

To the north of the bust two trees have been planted each with a plaque laid into the ground.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Gandhi and Indo-British togetherness trees

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Mahatma Gandhi

Indian politician, instrumental in India's independence. Born as Mohandas Kar...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Gandhi and Indo-British togetherness trees

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Councillor Angela Hooper

Served on Westminster council from 2002 until her death in 2010. She was Lord...

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Dr. L. M. Singhvi

High Commissioner for India in the UK, 1991-7: after V. K. Krishna Menon, he ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Gandhi and Indo-British togetherness trees

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Nehru bust

Nehru bust

In April 2009 this statue was beheaded, allegedly by protestors from an unaut...

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Nearby Memorials

Basil Marsden Smedley - Dovehouse Street

Basil Marsden Smedley - Dovehouse Street

SW3, Dovehouse Street

These trees are in memory of Basil Marsden Smedley, 1901 - 1964. 

1 subject commemorated
Rick Hunter

Rick Hunter

N16, Northwold Road

On a re-visit, 10 years later in 2021, the plaque had been firmly screwed to its backing panel and that panel together with its stake was...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Dame Frances Gardner

Dame Frances Gardner

N6, Fitzroy Park

Donated by the Fitzroy Park Residents Association This Tree was planted in memory of Dame Frances Gardner, prominent member of the Fitzr...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
British Library - Anne Frank

British Library - Anne Frank

NW1, Euston Road, British Library

The tree itself is almost entirely lost, half buried in a modern planting scheme which gives priority to the high brick walls surrounding...

2 subjects commemorated
Admiral Duncan - 3 dead

Admiral Duncan - 3 dead

W1, Wardour Street, St Anne's Gardens

The gay pub, the Admiral Duncan, just north of this church, in Old Compton Street, was bombed in 1999. There were 3 deaths and 70 injured...

4 subjects commemorated