Tamil Nadu: Tallest 95 feet Periyar statue

A 95-foot-tall statue of social reformer Periyar E V Ramasamy and a slew of educational and entertaining facilities such as library, research centre and wax museum are slated to come up on 27 acres at Siruganur on the outskirts of Trichy city.

TRICHY: Periyar self-respect propaganda institute will soon initiate construction work on the Rs 100-crore edutainment facility along the Trichy-Chennai national highway.

The state government had granted permission for erecting the statue recently. DK president K Veeramani had personally met chief minister M K Stalin and thanked him for the gesture.

According to the leaders of the Dravidian movement, the statue will have a 40-feet pedestal, altogether making it stand at a height of 135 feet from the surface. Once commissioned, the statue will be the tallest in the state, surpassing the Valluvar statue (133 feet) in Kanyakumari.

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