Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday unveiled three statues infront of west entrance of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi.
Statues of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – Father of Indian Constitution, Kittur Rani Chennamma and Sangolli Rayanna who fought the British.
Addressing a gathering after unveiling the statues, Mr. Bommai said that while Belagavi is the crown of Karnataka, the statues of Ambedkar, Rani Chennamma and Sangolli Rayanna will be the crown of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.
The Chief Minister said: “Historically Belagavi is a prominent city. The bugle of Indian freedom struggle was first blown by Kittur queen Rani Chennamma. Her confidante Sangolli Rayanna fought for freedom and sacrificed his life.”
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“During our freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandihi visited Belagavi and B.R. Ambedkar visited Chikkodi. In fact, the highest number of freedom fighters are in Belagavi district and they played a significant role in the freedom struggle,” he said.
Mr. Bommai said that there is a plan to install tall Mahatma Gandhi Statue infront of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha within next three months. Installation of the statues of the great personalities will always inspire people.