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Modi unveils statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram

Press Trust of India  |  Sampla (Haryana) 

unveiled a 64-foot-tall statue of Sir at his native village Sampla in Haryana's district on Tuesday.

After unveiling the statue, paid floral tribute to the and visited a museum built in his memory. There, watched a four-minute documentary on the life of Sir

Sir Chhotu Ram, who was born on November 24, 1881, was regarded as a messiah of peasants and was instrumental in empowering farmers in pre-Independence era and getting enacted. He had fought for farmers' rights during the British rule.

Chief Minister and Birender Singh, and maternal grandson of Sir Chhotu Ram, were present at the event, besides state ministers and Abhimanyu, and

and sculpted the 64-foot-tall statue.

As many as 5,500 farmers of the state donated iron metal, ranging from from half-a-kg to two kgs for the construction of the statue.

The unveiling of the statue assumes significance as elections to and Assembly are slated for early next year.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 16:10 IST