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UP for honouring Azad with Bharat Ratna

The decision was taken at a meeting of the state-level committee, constituted to observe Azad's birth centenary.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 13:30 IST

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to request the Centre for honouring freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad with Bharat Ratna award.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the state-level committee, constituted to observe Azad's birth centenary.

The committee also announced establishment of Azad Shooting Academy at his birth place Badarka, where a state-level shooting competition would also be organised.

Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan said Azad's statue would be installed near the Assembly gate soon.

Besides, a grand park would be developed in the name of Azad, he said.

Khan said the conference hall of Allahabad circuit house should be named after Azad and a book-bank should be set up with collection of books written on him.