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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 1.8 metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
Posted on: 02-10-2017 | DY365 Bureau

 PIC COURTESY- Telangana Today

October 2, 2017: On Monday, 1.8 metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at Rajghat on the occasion of his 148th birth anniversary.

An official statement said the statue of the "champion of country's independence" would appeal to a large number of visitors.
Over 10,000 people visit Rajghat daily and several foreign dignitaries pay homage to the "Father of the Nation" at the simple black stone platform marking the place where he was cremated.
The statue was build at a cost of Rs.8.73 lakh and sculpted by the renowned artist Ram Sutar. Statue is installed in the parking area of the Rajghat Samadhi Complex.
Naidu also inaugurated an Interpretation Centre at Rajghat. The Rs 59 lakh facility would enable interactive learning about the life and works of the Mahatma through digital display using LED screens.
"Visitors can watch films, life events, listen to speeches of Gandhiji besides participating in quiz."
The Samadhi Complex also got a new administrative block, built at a cost of about Rs 75 lakh, which is equipped with visitors’ room, publication unit, staff room and drinking water facility.

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