AP CM lays foundation stone for Rs 100-cr Ambedkar memorial park in Amaravati

The state government has allotted Rs 97.64 crore for the project that is expected to be completed in 24 months. This includes Rs 25 crore for the 126-ft statue.

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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.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

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.

PTI

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