According to local MP Sudhakar Shrangare, the Maharashtra government has granted approval for the construction of a 75-feet tall ‘Statue of Knowledge’ in Latur city as a tribute to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
Shrangare had submitted a proposal for the statue, and the state government issued an order on Tuesday for the statue’s construction as well as the beautification of the Ambedkar Park in the city. The entire project has been allocated Rs 10 crore in funding, the MP stated.
Shrangare had previously erected a 75-feet replica of Ambedkar’s statue, and there was a demand from several organizations for a permanent statue to be erected in the city. On Dr. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, April 14, the ground-breaking ceremony for the project will take place, the MP added.
What is the height of the “Statue of Knowledge”?
What is the total cost of the Statue of Knowledge?
Rs 10 crore in funding