The 125 feet tall statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was installed in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh in August 2023, and will be unveiled on Constitution Day, on 26 November 2023. The total height of this statue is 205 feet with an 80 feet high platform. The statue is taller than the 175 feet tall Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad, Telangana. In this article we are going to know all about the Dr Ambedkar statue in Vijayawada.
125-feet Ambedkar statue in Vijayawada
The statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Vijayawada is the tallest statue of Ambedkar, the fourth tallest statue in India and one of the 40 tallest statues in the world.
Three and a half months ago, on 14 April 2023, a 125 feet tall statue of Babasaheb was inaugurated in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. The total height of this statue is 175 feet with an 30 feet high platform. After this, the grand statue of Dr Ambedkar was installed in Vijayawada city of Andhra Pradesh.
It is a matter of great pride to install two 125 feet tall statues of Dr BR Ambedkar in the two Telugu speaking states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This is a great honor to the father of our Constitution.
Swarajya Maidan in the center of Vijayawada city of Andhra Pradesh, in which ‘Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Smriti Vanam’ or ‘Dr. BR Ambedkar Memorial’ is under construction, it will be completed by 26 November 2023. A 125 feet (38 m) tall statue of the architect of the Constitution has been installed in this memorial.
This 125 feet high bronze statue is installed on an 80 feet high platform or base building. The total height of this statue with the platform is 205 feet (62.48 meters).
“Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was a great force in the country’s social, economic and political spheres. Dr. Ambedkar had proved the importance of English education through his determination to master the language.”
– YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
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In 2015, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu had announced the ‘Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Smriti Vanam’ Project on the occasion of Babasaheb’s 125th birth anniversary. Its cost was ₹ 200 crores. The project was to be implemented in Inavolu village of Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. In this project, there was a plan to build a grand memorial of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and his 125 feet tall statue.
But even after four years of coming to power, he could not complete this work. Later Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government was formed. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy abandoned Naidu’s ‘Dr. Ambedkar Project’, and decided to build a new Ambedkar Project in Vijayawada, which also had a grand monument to Babasaheb and his 125 feet tall statue. On 9 July 2020, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation stone of 125 feet tall statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Vijayawada.
It was decided to make this statue on the occasion of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, so the height of this statue was also kept at 125 feet.
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy renamed ‘Swarajya Maidan’ (formerly known as ‘PWD Maidan’) as ‘Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Swarajya Maidan’. The statue was initially planned to be unveiled on 14 April 2023, but the work on the statue and memorial could not be completed. The work of Dr BR Ambedkar Smriti Vanam will be completed on 26 November 2023.
Features of the Biggest Ambedkar statue in Andhra Pradesh
- Vijayawada Ambedkar statue opening date : The 125-feet tall statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh will be unveiled on Constitution Day on 26 November 2023, although it was installed in August 2023.
- Apart from the grand Ambedkar statue, some of the structures at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh are still under construction. The memorial will be ready before 26th November 2023.
- The Dr BR Ambedkar Smriti Vanam or the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial in Vijayawada is spread over 20 acres. Initially only 7 acres of land was available for the memorial, but the remaining constructions had to be removed and another 13 acres of land was made available for the memorial.
- There is a 125 feet tall statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in the memorial, which looks very grand and attractive.
- Vijayawada Ambedkar statue height : The 125 feet tall Ambedkar statue is installed on a platform 80 feet high, making the total height of the statue 205 feet.
- It is the biggest Ambedkar statue in the world, the second standing tallest statue in India, and the 4th tallest statue in India.
- In the statue, Babasaheb’s shoes are about 12 feet high, weighing about 12 tons.
- This statue of Babasaheb is made of bronze metal.
- The memorial has been constructed at Swarajya Maidan (PWD Maidan) in Vijayawada. Swarajya Maidan was renamed as ‘Dr. BR Ambedkar Swarajya Maidan’.
- The memorial has a 12½ feet model Ambedkar statue, which is a replica of the grand 125 feet tall statue.
- It is a prestigious project and a major attraction for tourists.
- A beautiful garden has been developed on 20 acres of memorial land.
- The monument also includes sculptures, gardens, research centres, libraries, museums, galleries and other structures.
- Biography of Dr. Ambedkar is also visible in the gallery. The thoughts of Babasaheb have been displayed on the wide streets and attractive footpaths in the park.
- Here are images of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s memorials from various places across India; In which Deekshabhoomi (Nagpur), Chaityabhoomi (Mumbai), Ambedkar Memorial (Lakhanpur) and Prerna Sthal (Noida) have been shown.
- 352 metric tonnes of steel and 112 metric tonnes of brass have been used to make this statue.
- An auditorium with a capacity of 2,000 people, an open theater with a capacity of 500 people as well as a meditation center have been developed.
- Ambedkar statue in Vijayawada cost :
The total cost on this project is Rs. 400 crores. (4 billion Indian rupees)
- Chennai-based IIIT has designed the Ambedkar statue.
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Other tall statues of Ambedkar
The 125 feet tall statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Hyderabad was unveiled on 14 April 2023. A total of 175 feet tall including the base building, this statue is the second tallest statue of Dr Ambedkar in the world, as well as the 5th tallest statue in India.
The Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Welfare Society in Jaipur, Rajasthan also has a tall statue of Babasaheb, which is currently the third tallest statue of Dr. Ambedkar, although there is no information about its height. (see photo)
In 2019, the Telangana government installed a 27 feet 6 inch tall statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at the Center for Dalit Studies in Borabanda, Hyderabad. This is the fourth tallest statue of Babasaheb at present.
A grand statue of Dr Ambedkar is under construction, which will be taller than the Vijayawada Ambedkar statue
|Statue of Dr BR Ambedkar||
|125 feet + 50 feet base||14 April 2023|
|Dr BR Ambedkar Smritivanam||
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
|125 feet + 80 feet base||31 July 2023|
|Statue of equality (Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Grand memorial)||
|350 feet + 100 feet base||under contruction, it will completed in 2026|
|27 feet 6 inch||2019|
450 feet high ‘Statue of Equality’ in Mumbai
The Statue of Equality is the 350 feet tall statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar is being erected in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The statue will have a total height of 450 feet including a 100 feet high plinth or foundation building.
The work of this memorial is going on at a slow pace and the grand statue will be completed in 2026. Ambedkar’s Statue of Equality will be the second tallest statue in India and the third or fourth tallest statue in the world.
On 14 April 2022, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced the construction of the “world’s tallest statue of Babasaheb” in Bhopal. But he did not give any information about the height of the statue. If decided to install the statue, it is likely to be more than 100 feet tall.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s importance and his popularity have increased greatly in all the states of India.
Que. 1 – Where is the biggest statue of Ambedkar?
Ans. The tallest statue of Ambedkar is located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, with a height of 205 feet.
Que. 2 – Which is the largest Ambedkar statue in India?
Ans. 205 feet tall Ambedkar in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, is the largest Ambedkar statue in India.
Que. 3 – Which is the biggest statue in India?
Ans. The Statue of Unity is the biggest statue in India.
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