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Karnataka: PM Modi likely to inaugurate bronze statue of Kempegowda next month


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate a 108-foot bronze statue of Bengaluru founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, also known as the Prosperity Statue, next month. Prime Minister Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday instructed officials to make the necessary preparations for the event. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Kempegowda amusement park to be developed near the international airport.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 10 and is expected to attract large crowds.

Preparing for the inauguration ceremony, CM Bommai presided over a meeting of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda . Heritage Site Development Authority today.

Cost approx 85 crore, 220-ton statue is being installed at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The 16th-century chieftain will also have a heritage park on some 23 acres.

Ahead of the inauguration of the 108-meter-tall bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, at the International Airport, CM Bommai on Thursday launched a unique campaign to collect “sacred” mud and water from all the villages of the state. . The resulting sludge and water will be used in Kempegowda Amusement Park.

The statue was created at the Noida studio of the famous sculptor and Padma Bhushan recipient, Ram Vanji Sutar. Both the “Statue of Unity” in Gujarat and the “Gandhiji” in Vidhana Soudha of Bengaluru were crafted by Sutar.

The amusement park scheduled to open will include an amphitheater, walkways, subway, AV exhibition system, 3D projection, fountains, flower gardens, VIP lounge, restrooms, kiosks , modern tiles, pavilions, concrete walls, etc.

Previously, CM Bommai had said that the statues of Kempegowda would be installed in the premises of Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the legislature and secretary of state, at a cost. 50 crore, and a similar statue will also be installed at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

(With input from PTI)

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