As VHP, Shiv Sena supporters gather in Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath govt announces 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government will install a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Information) Avanish Awasthi said on Saturday.

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. ANI

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. ANI

While the height of the actual statue would be 151 metres, its overhead umbrella would be 20 metres while the pedestal would be 50 metres, he said. A museum will also be housed at the pedestal, Awasthi said.

Five firms shortlisted for construction of the statue gave presentations before Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday evening, the officer said, adding soil testing is being done for installing the statue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on 31 October, inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first home minister, in Gujarat.

Follow LIVE updates on the Ayodhya dispute

Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Nov 25, 2018 11:06:49 IST

Also See