The 883rd Birth Anniversary of Basaveshwara was celebrated in London recently. The High commissioner of India Mr. Y.K. Since was on hand to pay tribute to Basaveshwara statue at Albert embankment in London.
Addressing the gathering of Indian community he said, we must celebrate values and teachings of Basaveshwara and there is no place for any kind of discrimination in modern world. The statue was officially unveiled by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on his last state visit to the UK. At the time PM Modi said, ““Basaveshwara Statue will be an inspiration for those believing in democratic ideals & humanity.”
The birthday event was organized by the former mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth, Dr Neeraj Patil on behalf of the Lambeth Basaveshwara Foundation. Tributes were also paid to Buddha and Ambedkar on the Birth anniversary of Basaveshwara .
How to reach the Basaveshwara statue in Lambeth
Train: The nearest underground station is Vauxhall, Victoria line. Follow signs to Albert Embankment from the Vauxhall station. The statue is located at Albert Embankment.
Car: 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.
Walk: 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.
Lambeth Basaveshwara Foundation: lambethbasaveshwara.co.uk