125 feet tall Ambedkar statue unveiled in Hyderabad

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125 feet tall Ambedkar statue unveiled in Hyderabad

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently unveiled a 125-feet tall bronze statue of BR Ambedkar in Hyderabad.

An Overview of the News

  • The statue was unveiled to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of Ambedkar, who is best known for his role in drafting the Indian Constitution.

  • It is now the tallest statue of Ambedkar in India with a height of 125 feet.

  • This statue is situated near the State Secretariat on the beautiful banks of Hussain Sagar Lake.

  • Ambedkar's statue is a symbol of social justice and equality. It commemorates the contribution of BR Ambedkar towards building a just and equal society for all.

About Telangana

  • It is a state located in south-central India on the high Deccan Plateau.

  • It is the eleventh largest state of India by area.

  • Telangana was carved out of the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh on 2 June 2014 and became the newly formed state of Telangana with Hyderabad as the capital.

  • Telangana is bordered by Maharashtra to the north, Chhattisgarh to the northeast, Karnataka to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south.

  • As of 2019, the state of Telangana is divided into 33 districts.

Formed (by split) - 2 June 2014

Capital - Hyderabad

District - 33

Governor - Tamilisai Soundararajan

Chief Minister - K Chandrasekhar Rao (BRS)

State Legislature - Bicameral

Legislative Council - (40 seats)

Legislative Assembly - (119 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 7 seats

Lok Sabha - 17 seats

High Court - Telangana High Court

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