Nagpur University's (NU) is all set to construct India's first ever preamble park.
Rs 2.5 crore will be raised from the state government for the project assured by guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
A notification has been issued by the state general administration department (GAD) in this regard. A meeting headed by the energy minister took place at Jal P Gimi hall in RTMNU's administrative block.
Several officials including Mayor Nanda Jichkar, MLA Anil Sole, NIT chairman Deepak Mhaisekar, and former MLC Girish Gandhi attended the meeting. NU’s pro-VC Pramod Yeole, registrar Puran Meshram, and other officials were also present.
"The minister told us that he would talk with social welfare minister Rajkumar Badole and seek funds earmarked for celebrating the 125th anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in the state. The park would come up on the premises of NU's Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law," TOI quoted pro-VC Pramod Yeole.
The plan is to beautifully decorate pillars at each side of the college's gate. There will be a board to carry names of 'Preamble Park' along with the Dalit icon's image. According to NU officials, a statue would be constructed at the entrance.
"The entire structure would have sprawling lawn and seating arrangement for the visitors. It would have digital boards around the lawn. The seven values including justice, equality, liberty, and fraternity among others would be displayed on the boards. Special LED lighting will be installed to make it beautiful in evening hours," officials told TOI.
Information Source: TOI