Amaravati: The State government released two designs of the Dr. B.R Ambedkar Smruti Vanam, and has initiated an online poll to select the best design.
Minister for Social Welfare Nakka Ananda Babu launched the web portal ambedkarasmruthivanam.in, which has presented the two designs for public viewing. It gives an option for viewers to select the designs.
The two designs, Icon and Park, offer a breathtaking view of the memorial. The park is shaped as a ceremonial axis on the lines of Rajpath memorial in New Delhi. The project has two components, the Memorial Programme and the Convention Programme.
Principal Secretary, Social Welfare, S.S Rawat said the Assembly had passed a resolution in March 2016, to construct a statue of Dr. Ambedkar in Amaravati and had entrusted the APIIC to execute the work.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu performed bhoomi puja for the memorial on April 14, 2017.
Ambedkar smruti vanam consists of 150 ft Ambedkar statue, Memorial hall, Dhyan kendram, Experience hall, Musical fountains, Memorial Library, Open air Theatre, Memorial Park, Convention hall, Covered theatre.