Haryana home minister Anil Vij during the inauguration of the 12 foot tall statue of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Ambala on Thursday.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij during the inauguration of the 12 foot tall statue of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Ambala on Thursday.

Netaji’s statue unveiled in Ambala

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:59 AM IST

Haryana home minister Anil Vij inaugurated a statue of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary at Subhash Park in Ambala Cantt on Thursday .

The statue was built at a cost of 26 lakh and is 12 feet tall. It has been prepared by Padma Bhushan artisan Ram V Sutar from Maharashtra. Sutar has also designed the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, in Gujarat.

Speaking during the occasion, Vij lauded the efforts of Netaji in the fight for freedom against the British Empire.

“Netaji deserves greater respect due to his sacrifice for the nation but Congress never did justice to him. His death is still a mystery and previous governments have never investigated it seriously,” Vij said.

He said around 18 crore have been invested in the beatification of Subhash Park that will have a boating club, a food corner and open-air theatre among other facilities. He said this will encourage more tourists to come and visit the statue and instil patriotic value in their minds.

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