Saturday, April 13, 2024

Hanuman Jayanti: PM inaugurates 108-foot tall statue in Gujarat

On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 108-foot statue of Hanuman in Morbi, Gujarat via video conferencing.

Earlier in the morning, the Prime Minister posted a tweet about the same. “Today, we mark the special occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. In Morbi, at 11 AM, a 108 feet statue of Hanuman ji will be inaugurated. I am honored to be getting the opportunity to be a part of this programme via video conferencing,” he said with the pictures of the statue of the deity.

According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday, the statue is the second of four sculptures being created in four directions across the country as a part of the ‘Hanumanji Char Dham’ initiative. The second idol of Lord Hanuman is installed by the Shree Harish Chander Nanda Education and Charitable Trust. According to the PMO, the statue has been installed in the west, at Bapu Keshvanand ji’s Ashram in Morbi.

The first statue of this initiative was set up in the north in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 2010. While the second has been inaugurated by PM Modi today, the work on the third statue has started in the south at Rameswaram, the PMO informed. 

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