India Book of Records Recognition for “The Tallest Statue of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, A Social Reformer at a Research Centre” at CDS
Centre for Dalit Studies (CDS) has erected the 27″6′ feet tall statue of Dr B R Ambedkar at CDS Building, Borabanda, Hyderabad. The statue erected is tallest of all the Dr B R Ambedkar statues in India at a research centre. India Book of Records has declared it as the “Tallest statue of a Social Reformer at a museum”. Adjudicator Dr Vasudha Ashok presented the certificate.
Sri.Errolla Srinivas, SC/ST Commission Chairman, Mr.Kaki Madhava Rao IAS (Retd), Mr.Mallepalli Laxmaiah, Chairperson of CDS, Prof.V.Krishna, Vice Chairperson of CDS, Prof.Limbadri, Vice Chairman of Higher Education, Dr.Y.b Satyanarayana, Dr.Ramachandra Murthy were present at the event.
Mr.Mallepalli Laxmaiah, CDS Chairperson told “We felt the tallest statue at research centre would provide more inspiration to researchers. Our aim was to keep it three-floors high. So, the height came to 27’6”. We designed the statue and got it manufactured in Nagpur,”
From R&B Department, I.Ganapathi Reddy garu (Engineer in Chief), Smt.Sharada Garu (Superintending Engineer), Ramesh Garu (EE), and Kishan Garu (AE) were there at the event.
Special Features of the statue
1. Statue design was made by selecting a person with almost equal height and personality of Baba Saheb Ambedkar and made him wear a suit and specs. This helped in perfect molding of folds of the hands and suit when standing with a hand showing upwards. The original photographs of Dr B R Ambedkar were referred to make the design very particular about facial structure.
2. Statue is been erected as elevation on the third floor of Centre for Dalit Studies Building which is a one stop centre for all dalits.
3. Two Tons of Fiber Glass material is been used to build the statue. Fiber glass is of 10 mm thickness.
4. More than 20 people have worked to make the statue for 6 months.