Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a 28-feet tall statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate and dedicated the duty path between Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate to the nation. The PM also inaugurated the 15.5 km long Central Vista Avenue. Addressing the people on this occasion, the PM said that if India had followed the path shown by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, it would have reached new heights. Sadly they were forgotten. The Rajpath, which was a symbol of colonial slavery, has now become history and has been erased forever, he said. Regarding the new naming of duty path, PM said that it will give new energy and inspiration to the country.
single granite stone statue
The 28 feet tall statue of Netaji is carved out of a single stone of black granite and for this a 100 feet stone was specially brought from Telangana to Delhi. The weight of this stone was 280 tonnes and a special truck was prepared to bring it. A team of craftsmen in Delhi carved and prepared this statue in two months. In January this year, the PM unveiled a 3D digital statue of Netaji at India Gate and said that it would be replaced by a real statue.
met the workers
The PM also spoke to some of the workers who prepared the Central Vista Avenue on the occasion. He promised to invite these workers to the parade on 26 January.
Call of PM Modi- Come and see this newly constructed duty path
During the program, PM Modi said that I call every citizen of the country, I invite you all. Come, come and see this newly constructed path of duty. In this construction you will see the India of the future. The energy here will give you a new vision for our vast nation, a new faith.
Netaji had ideas, vision
PM Modi said, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was such a great man who was beyond the challenge of position and resources. Such was his acceptance that the whole world considered him a leader. He had courage and self-respect. He had ideas, he had vision. He had leadership ability, had policies.