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Rajnath unveils statue of Udham Singh at Jallianwala Bagh

IANS  |  Amritsar 

on Tuesday unveiled a 10-feet tall statue of freedom fighter Sardar at the in

The initiative was undertaken by the NGO International Sarab Kamboj Sabha, which had been demanding the installation of the statue for four decades.

The marble statue of Udham Singh, in a portrait of taking a pledge to avenge the massacre, was installed on Monday at the main entrance.

The statue is said to be prepared in at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.

It was March 13, 1940, when killed Michael O' Dwyer (at in London) to avenge the infamous massacre on April 13, 1919.

The has already announced a slew of programmes to commemorate the centenary of the massacre next year.

A statue of the martyr in a charging position while holding a pistol is installed outside the in the city but the long-pending demand to install another one at the iconic Bagh was fulfilled on Tuesday.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:30 IST