A sword weighing 4,000 kg that will adorn a 108-feet statue of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda arrived here from Delhi. The statue will come upon a 23-acre space near the Kempegowda International Airport in Devanahalli.
4,000 kg Sword
Bengaluru is all set to see a massive 108-feet tall statue of the city’s founder Kempegowda at the premises of the city’s international airport, which is also named after him.
The sword weighing 4,000 kg that will adorn this massive statue of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda arrived here from Delhi. The sword arrived in a special truck and was greeted with formal rituals by Higher Education Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, who is also vice-chairman of the Kempegowda Development Authority.
“Kempegowda’s sword signifies valor and a new India,” Narayan said.
.@BLRAirport ಆವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ನಾಡಪ್ರಭು ಕೆಂಪೇಗೌಡರ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆಯ ಖಡ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ (35 ಅಡಿ ಉದ್ದ, 700ಕೆಜಿ ತೂಕ) ಪೂಜೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.
ಹಾಗೆಯೇ, ಪ್ರತಿಮೆ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣದ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಪರಿಶೀಲನೆ ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು. pic.twitter.com/JHGg57Yl28
— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) May 2, 2022
According to the reports, the government is spending Rs 85 crore on the Kempegowda statue. It will come upon a 23-acre space near the Kempegowda International Airport in Devanahalli, which will be a heritage park dedicated to the 16th-century leader. Also, the statue is expected to be ready this year.
Renowned sculptor and Padma Bhushan awardee Ram Vanji Sutar is designing the Kempegowda statue. Sutar also designed the 597-feet Statue of Unity in Gujarat and the 27-feet Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Vidhana Soudha premises.
Born on June 27, 1510, in Magadi, Kempegowda created four towers in the north, south, east, and west of the garden city, with a view to limiting its growth up to a point of 3,000-feet above the sea level. He also developed water bodies, including lakes and tanks for its supply to its people throughout the year.