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.