PM Unveils 108 ft Statue Of Lord Hanuman In Morbi, Gujarat
New Delhi, April 16 (TNA) On the occasion of Hanuman Janmotsava, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a 108 ft statue of Hanuman ji in Morbi, Gujarat via video conferencing. Mahamandaleshwar Maa Kankeshwari Devi was among those present on the occasion.
Greeting the devotees on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that dedication of the 108 ft statue of Hanuman ji in Morbi is a happy occasion for his devotees all over the world. He expressed his deeply felt happiness on getting to be amidst devotees and spiritual leaders several times in the recent times.
The Prime Minister said that the project of establishing four such statues in the four corners of the country is a reflection of the resolve of ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’. He explained that Hanuman ji unites everyone with his service spirit and everyone gets inspiration from him. Hanuman ji is that symbol of strength that got forest-dwelling communities dignity and empowerment. “Hanuman ji is a key thread of EK Bharat Shresth Bharat”, he added.
The statured statue that was unveiled today is the second of the 4 statues being set up in the four directions across the country, as part of #Hanumanji4dham project. It has been set up in the west, at the Ashram of Bapu Keshvanand in Morbi. The first statue of the series was set up in the north in Shimla in 2010. Work on the statue in the south at Rameswaram has been started.