Ambedkar Memorial

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Ambedkar Memorial Park
Night View of the Ambedkar Memorial at Lucknow.jpg
Type Public park
Location Gomti Nagar in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates 26°50′56″N 80°58′40″E / 26.848882°N 80.977893°E / 26.848882; 80.977893Coordinates: 26°50′56″N 80°58′40″E / 26.848882°N 80.977893°E / 26.848882; 80.977893
Area 107 acres (0.43 km²)
Opened 14 April 2008
Operated by Lucknow Development Authority
Status Open year round

Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal (Hindi: डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर सामाजिक परिवर्तन प्रतीक स्थल )(also known as Ambedkar Memorial, Ambedkar Park) is a memorial dedicated to the glory of Phule, Narayan Guru, Shahuji Maharaj, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and other who devoted their life for humanity, equality and social justice. This memorial is constructed by Mayawati, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during the regime of BSP at Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

History[edit]

The foundation stone of the Memorial was first laid in the year 1995. Earlier, the park was named 'Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Udyan'. During 1997, it was renamed as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial and the development work continued till 2002-03. Finally in 2007, the park was further renovated and developed. It was initially opened for public on 14 April 2008 by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The entire memorial is built using red sandstone brought from Rajasthan. It is built in the posh locality of Gomti Nagar which is the largest planned residential colony of India. Cost of the memorial is estimated at seven billion Rupees.[1] Its name was changed from Ambedkar park to Bhimrao Ambedkar memorial in May 2002.[2]

Features[edit]

Main attractions of the complex are as under:[3]

Ambedkar Stupa[edit]

Ambedkar Stupa
Ambedkar Stupa Night view

This construction is the heart of the entire Memorial. The sanctum sanctorum consists of many statues depicting the biography of Ambedkar. There are four doors in opposite directions. This is a construction in the shape of flower with four petals.

There is a statue of Ambedkar seated in a chair, facing towards the two domes. At the bottom of the statue a message in Hindi reads:

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Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sangrahalay[edit]

Opposite to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial, the Sangrahalay(Museum) is located which is constructed in an area of about 2.5 acre (11,008 sq.m.) The building has two domes on its top. It contains large statues of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Shri Narayan Guru, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Shri Kanshiram. Another building consists of 18' tall marble statues of Tathagat Gautam Buddha, Sant Kabir das, Sant Ravidas, Guru Ghasidas and Shri Birsa Munda.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Gallery[edit]

Constructed in an area of 04 acre (16,207 sq.M.) this place has Murals made of bronze.

Pratibimb Sthal[edit]

Pratibimb Sthal

It is the main entrance to the memorial guarded by statues of 62 elephants either side of the way.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Drashya Sthal[edit]

Constructed on a 80 feet tall pyramid type structure, on the back of Pratibimb Sthal, this place can be used to view the whole area. Flow of water from the top of pyramid, entertains the visitors.

Memorial in legal battle[edit]

The memorial has for long been involved in a legal battle which is still continuing.[4][5]

Gallery[edit]

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