Saturday, June 27, 2020

Work on B'luru founder's giant statue at airport takes-off

Bengaluru: Work on installing a 108-feet statue of Bengaluru founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda began near the international airport at Devanahalli on the city''s northern outskirts on his 510th birthday fest, an official said on Saturday.

"Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa laid the foundation stone for the statue of city founder Kempegowda near the airport where a 23-acre central park will also be built around it as a star attraction to thousands of visitors flying in and out of Bengaluru," the official told IANS here.

The Rs 80-crore statute will be built in a year for unveiling in 2021.

Yediyurappa also unveiled a replica of the statute at the venue.

The country''s third busiest airport in this tech city has also been named after the city founder.

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Congress state unit president D.K. Shivakumar, state Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan, state Revenue Minister R. Ashoka and others were present on the occasion.

Adichunchanagiri Mutt pontiff Nirmalananda Swami, JSS Mutt pontiff Shivaratri Deshikendra Swami and Siddagagna Mutt pontiff Siddalinga Swamy graced the event.
27/06/20 IANS/Outlook
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