MUMBAI: The statue of Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar will be officially unveiled on Saturday in Bhayander after a delay of over 11 years. Interestingly, the statue was installed and unveiled by local dalit leaders last month.
Then mayor of the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) Nirmala Sable had proposed Ambedkar’s statue in the general body meeting on April 13, 2005. It was decided to install the statue on a traffic island near the MTNL office in Bhayander (west). Sculptor Vijay Shirgaonkar was given the mandate.
The state General Administration Department on April 28 gave its nod to install the statue. On June 27, the civic administration placed the statue at the traffic island in Bhayander. Local dalit leaders unveiled the statue by garlanding it.
Source: Times Of India