New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled a hologram statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate to commemorate the legendary freedom fighter’s 125th birth anniversary which will also kick start the Republic Day celebrations in the country.
Netaji’s birth anniversary is being celebrated as Parakram Diwas in the nation.
Speaking at the event, PM Narendra Modi said: “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose refused to bow before the British. Soon the hologram statue will be replaced by a grand granite statue.”
“It will remind democratic institutions, current and coming generations of their duties, inspire them,” he added.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated that “this is not just a granite statue but a befitting tribute to the legendary Netaji, who gave everything for India’s freedom.”
Earlier in the day, PM Modi remembered Netaji by writing: “I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. Every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to our nation.”
The Prime Minister also paid his tribute to the legendary freedom fighter in the Central Hall of Parliament House.
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About The Hologram Statue
According to the PMO, the hologram statue is powered by a 30,000 lumens 4K projector. An invisible, high gain, 90 per cent transparent holographic screen has been erected in such a way so that it is not visible to visitors. The 3D image of Netaji is projected on it to create the effect of a hologram. The size of the hologram statue is 28 feet in height and 6 feet in width.
The unveiling is followed by PM Modi conferring the Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskars for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The award honors the contributions made by individuals and organizations in the field of disaster management.
The award is accompanied by a Rs 51 lakh cash prize and a certificate for the organisations, and a Rs 5 lakh cash prize and certificate for individuals.
(With Agency Inputs)
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