Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Friday unveiled a life-sized statue of the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad at Raj Raj Bhavan in Guwahati.
Unveiling the statue at a function held on the occasion of the 137th birth anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the Governor narrated the instrumental role of Dr. Rajendra Prasad in India’s freedom struggle and in framing the constitution.
He also said that he was a source of inspiration to every citizen of this great nation and his distinguished contributions in nation-building, his legal acumen and his noble ideals on democracy will continue to inspire the countrymen.
Mukhi further said that he was an ideal leader and is an inspiration to many leaders.
“His humbleness and erudition will always be an inspiration for the younger generation,” said the Governor.
“We are grateful and proud to the freedom fighters who gave us a free India. Among them is the legend Dr.Rajendra Prasad who contributed every bit for freedom and justice and led the nation to growth and prosperity,” he added.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma speaking on the occasion said that after 2014, the Government is trying hard to establish the efforts of all the freedom fighters who somehow went into oblivion in the anal of Indian freedom struggle.
He said that installing the statue at Raj Bhavan is a noble initiative, through which posterity can learn about the real hero.
Dr.Tara Sinha, granddaughter of Dr.Rajendra Prasad recalling her grandfather said that he was a multifaceted personality and an institution in himself.
She said that Dr. Prasad was a staunch servant of India who served his life for his motherland.
“He barely had time to spend with family. He was a bright scholar, his books were testimony to his sagacity,” Sinha said.
She lauded the efforts of the Governor for having taken the initiative to install the statue of her grandfather and expressed happiness to have been invited to the program.
She believes that this initiative will go further and the rest of the country will take inspiration from it.
The statue of Dr. Rajendra Prasad was sculpted by the renowned sculptor Biren Singha.
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