Hyderabad: The world’s tallest statue of the chief architect of India’s Constitution, B.R. Ambedkar is all set to be installed in the city. A decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday.
Mr Rao decided to install a 125-feet tall statue to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar this year. He will lay the foundation stone for the statue on April 14, coinciding with the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar.
Mr Rao directed officials to complete the statue within a year so that it can be unveiled on April 14, 2017. He also asked them to develop “Ambedkar Square” in the city. The CM conducted a meeting with ministers and officials at his camp office to review arrangements to be made for the event.
He directed them to ensure celebrations on a grand scale throughout the year. The officials were told to plan special programmes every month in all the districts. The CM constituted a committee headed by deputy CM Kadiam Srihari to identify the suitable location in the city for the statue.
Sources said the project is expected to cost around Rs 25 crore. Mr Rao also asked ministers and officials to take up distribution of free three-acre farm land for Dalits as part of the celebrations....