Statue of Equality: 216 feet ‘Statue’ unveiling in Hyderabad today


New Delhi/Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the 216-feet tall ‘Statue of Equality’ built in the memory of 11th century Bhakti saint Sri Ramanujacharya at Jiva Shriram Nagar, located in Muchintal village on the outskirts of the city, here today.

According to official information, Modi will inaugurate the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) campus at Patancheru during this time.

He will also unveil the specially designed logo of ICRISAT and launch a commemorative postage stamp issued on the occasion.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate ICRISAT’s Climate Change Research Facility on Plant Protection and ICRISAT’s Rapid Generation Advancement Facility. These two facilities are dedicated to smallholder farmers in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the wake of the Prime Minister’s security lapse in Punjab, Telangana Police has deployed at least 7,000 police personnel under tight security arrangements.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will attend the ceremony. Modi will also visit 108 Divya Desams located around the ‘Statue of Equality’.

The idol of Sri Ramanujacharya is made of ‘Panchloha’ in which five metals including gold, silver, copper, brass and zinc have been used. It is one of the tallest metal statues.

The statue has been set up at 54 feet in height, which features a Vedic digital library and a research centre, ancient Indian texts, a theater and a teaching gallery.

Along with this, details of various works of Sri Ramanujacharya have been given here. The statue has been conceptualized by Chinna Jeyar Swami of Sri Ramanujacharya Ashram.

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