Prime Minister unveiled Statute of Equality in Hyderabad

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Prime Minister on a visit to Telangana on 5 February, has unveiled the ‘Statue of Equality’ at Munchital near Shamshabad and has also inaugurated Climate Change Research Facility on Plant Protection and  a Rapid Generation Advancement Facility at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), campus in Patancheru, Hyderabad.

Statute Of Equality

  •  The 126 feet tall statue which is dedicated to the 11th century Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya is located in Muchintal, Shamshabad, Telangana near Hyderabad city.

  • The unveiling of the Statue of Equality is a part of the 12-day Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Samaroham, the ongoing 1000th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Ramanujacharya.  

  • The Statue is made of ‘panchaloha’, a combination of five metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, and zync.

  •  It is the second-largest sitting statue in the world after the Great Buddha Statue in Thailand which is  300 feet high. 

  • It is mounted on a 54-ft high base building, named ‘Bhadra Vedi’. 

  • The statue has been conceptualised by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami of Sri Ramanujacharya Ashram.

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