Thursday, August 13, 2009

After Tiruvallavur, it’s now Sarvajna’s turn

After Tiruvallavur, it’s now Sarvajna’s turn
Statue of renowned Kannada poet to see light in Chennai today
SUCHITH KIDIYOOR IN CHENNAI


After the statue of Tiruvallavur saw light in in Bangalore, it’s now Sarvajna’s turn to see light in Chennai. And looks like this too will be a grand success. Around 10,000 people are expected to gather on Thursday at 4.30 pm at the Internal Coach Factory ground which one km away from the park in Ayanpuram where statue is to be unveiled.
750 KG STATUE
The sculpting work of the Kannada poet was initiated a decade ago by theDeshpande couple from Mysore but due to the Cauvery dispute both the statues failed to see light. It is said that the Karnataka government spent Rs 60 lakh for the statue. The Tamil Nadu government undertook the development of the 760 sq ft park in Chennai and over 200 tones of granite was brought from Devanahalli and around 40 workers worked day and night for sculpting the statue. The Principal Chief Architect of PWD department of Karnataka government also helped add aesthetic touches to the place. Importantly, the park is located next to the Kannada Sangha Nursery and Primary School and it is also noted that the population of Kannadigas is high in the Ayanpurm area when compared to other localities in the city. Chennai police have made elaborate arrangements for security and nearly 2,000 police personnel have been deployed for the occasion.

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