One of the priority tasks of Kazakhstan is the preservation of peace, both within the country and in relations with other states.
The philosophy of nonviolence (Satyagraha) advocated by Mohandas Karanchand, who later became known as the great Mahatma Gandhi, is close in this respect. Being the spiritual leader of the nation, his whole conscious life, he fought for the independence of India and the abolition of caste separation. His policy of refraining from violence in any of its forms has found a wide response among ordinary people. By decision of the United Nations, on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is celebrated as a day of peace and non-violence, a day of veneration and respect for his name. The Gandhi monument was erected in the city of Almaty as part of the celebration of the days of India in Kazakhstan. At the grand opening ceremony in October 2003, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Sumitra Kulkarni, arrived. The monument is located in the square in the square of the streets of Shevchenko, Gagarin, Zharokov and Zhambyl. The pedestal is mounted on a low stylobate of pink polished granite in the form of a truncated cone. The author of the work, Gautam Pal, a sculptor from Mumbai, combined the dynamism of the sculpture and the realistic infirmity of the senile body. The bronze sculpture of Gandhi, surprisingly emphasizes asceticism, perseverance of spirit and an unshakable desire for high ideals.