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A tribute to Sangolli Rayanna

A tribute to Sangolli Rayanna

Staff Correspondent

The bronze statue of Sangolli Rayanna. HUBLI: A 13-foot bronze statue of freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna will be taken out in a procession at several places in the State, starting on Wednesday, before it is installed in Bangalore on June 29.

Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, the former minister and adviser to Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Pratishthana H.M. Revanna said that the journey would begin at Kolhapur. The statue would be taken to Nippani, Belgaum, Kittur, Dharwad, Hubli, Haveri, Ranebennur, Harihar, Davangere, Chitradurga, Hiriyur, Shira, Tumkur and Nelamangala before reaching Bangalore.

The statue, which cost Rs. 70 lakh, will be installed at Khoday Circle near Bangalore Railway Station at a cost of Rs. 1.5 crore. It will be taken to the venue in a colourful procession.

Mr. Revanna said that the statue was being installed to commemorate Sangolli Rayanna’s sacrifice. He said that preparations had been made to welcome the statue and many organisations and individuals including the Seer of Kaginele Peetha would participate in the function. The statue will be unveiled in August.

Mr. Revanna said that soon the Bangalore Railway Station would be named after Sangolli Rayanna. He said that following the resolution of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in this regard, the State Government had forwarded the proposal to the Railway Board. After getting the consent of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, the proposal had been sent to the Home Ministry for final approval, he said.

Mr. Revanna said that although a residential school had been established at Nandagad in Belgaum, where Sangolli Rayanna was caught and hanged, development had been slow in the region. He urged the State Government to develop Nandagad as a tourist spot.



June 25, 2008 - Posted by | EKAVI Hubli-Dharwad

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