66th Mahaparinirvan Diwas: 50% Work Of Grand Memorial With Ambedkar's Statue Is Complete

66th Mahaparinirvan Diwas: 50% Work Of Grand Memorial With Ambedkar's Statue Is Complete

On the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Diwas, which is celebrated every year on December 6, paying a respectful tribute to Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) updated about the progress of the grand memorial project being executed by them.

The memorial is coming up at the now defunct Indu Mill in Dadar area of Mumbai, along the Arabian Sea. It would have the tallest statue of Dr Ambedkar which would be known as the Statue of Equality.

In an official statement, MMRDA stated: “The memorial will house a 350ft bronze statue mounted on 100 ft pedestal. The work of the ancillary building is 50% complete with rest of the work progressing rapidly. It will have a 1000 capacity auditorium, Entrance plaza, Research center with seminar halls, Library, Meditation area & Promenade.”

On the other hand, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asserted in the presence of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that the work is underway at a huge pace and would be completed soon.

“I assure that the memorial project will be completed soon,” Shinde said, adding that the progress of the work is being reviewed regularly.

“The work is going on at a rapid pace and we are sure of its completion soon,” added Fadnavis.

They were paying tributes to Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution on the 66th 'Mahaparinirvan Diwas', his death anniversary, at Chaitya Bhoomi in Dadar.

For those unversed, lakhs of followers of Baba Saheb Ambedkar from all over the country gathered in Mumbai to pay tribute to the great leader. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Railways, Mumbai Police and the state administration make all the arrangements for them and to avoid inconvenience to citizens.

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