Amaravati, April 14: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation-stone for the Rs 100 crore Dr B R Ambedkar Smriti Vanam at Inavolu village, marking the 125th birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution.
Naidu also laid the foundation-stone for a 126-ft statue of Ambedkar that will come up in the park, spread over a 20-acre site.
The Smriti Vanam will have a multi-purpose convention hall with a seating capacity of 3,000 persons. A Buddhist Dhyana Kendram, Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Library with his collected works and thoughts.
Memorial Park with aesthetic and landscaped gardens and an open air theatre with a seating capacity of 2,000 people with facilities for conducting multi-media shows are some of the other features of the Smriti Vanam.