Mumbai: Ahead of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, PM Narendra Modi on Friday announced the freedom fighter’s “grand statue”, made of granite, will be installed at Delhi’s India Gate.
The prime minister said he will unveil Subhas Chandra Bose’s hologram statue on January 23, 2022, Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary.
“At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him, the PM tweeted.
Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/jsxFJwEkSJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 21, 2022
The dimensions of the Netaji statue will be 28 feet X 6 feet.
The canopy previously contained a statue of Kind George 5th, which was removed in 1968. Some photos with and after the statue were removed. Now the statue of Netaji will be installed on the canopy here.
Canopy’s original top, with gilded Tudor Crown bearing Royal Cyphers of King George, was removed on May 12, 1958. In 1968, the statue of King George was removed, kept in store briefly and then moved to Delhi’s Coronation Park.