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Brisk pace: Work in progress at the site of the Thiruvalluvar statue at Ulsoor in Bangalore.
BANGALORE: As the day of unveiling the statue of saint-poet Thiruvalluvar here on August 9 inches closer, civic authorities are making sure that the peripheries are spruced up to make the statue’s location as impressive as possible.
An official of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said that they were building a compound around the statue. “The compound is a neat grill around the statue,” said the official. Along with the compound, the BBMP has started work on a small park around the statue. A special gate will also be built to enter the park. “The BBMP is making a pathway in the park as well,” said the official. The work relating to the statue is being taken up by the Bangalore Tamil Sangha.Vatal charge
Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader Vatal Nagraj told The Hindu that the statue was being hurriedly unveiled taking into account the ensuing polls to the BBMP council. He said that it was a move to appease the Tamil voters during the elections.
Meanwhile, the former President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat Chandrashekar Patil has extended his support to the stance taken by the pro-Kannada organisations.He suggested that the statue could be installed on the Tamil Sangha premises.
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