Lucknow: A 151-foot-tall statue of Lord Rama’s younger brother Lakshman will be installed in Lucknow. The Executive Committee of Lucknow Municipal Corporation has decided to bring it into effect.
Under Lucknow Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia, the executive committee has unanimously passed a resolution to install the statue. An amount of Rs 1 crore has been earmarked for the construction of the statue.
The mayor said that we are working on the theme of the statue. A gallery will also be constructed by the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, which will portray all the facts about Lord Lakshman, his story, his sacrifice, his devotion to Lord Rama, his morality and his simplicity. Not only this, a light-sound show will also be organized here daily to see his life. Its purpose is to reflect our culture and heritage.
The Nigam has cleared we will not hesitate to give more money for the project when needed.
Municipal Commissioner Ajay Dwivedi said that sculptors from Rajasthan, Lucknow and other states are being approached for the work and a final decision will be taken soon.