PM Modi unveils Statue of Prosperity in Bengaluru
The statue has been built to commemorate the contribution of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the founder of the city, towards the growth of Bengaluru.
"Conceptualized and sculpted by Ram V Sutar of Statue of Unity fame, 98 tonnes of bronze and 120 tonnes of steel have gone into making this statue," PMO said.
The Prime Minister received a warm welcome in Bengaluru today.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugurated the Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru.
With the inauguration of T2, passenger handling capacity as well as counters for check-in and immigration will double, helping the people immensely.
Terminal 2 is designed as a tribute to the Garden city of Bengaluru and the passenger experience is meant to be a "walk in the garden". Passengers will travel through 10,000+ sq mts of green walls, hanging gardens and outdoor gardens and these gardens have been made in India using indigenous technology.
This Airport has already established a benchmark in sustainability with 100 per cent usage of renewable energy across the campus.