Coordinates: Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal (Hindi: डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर सामाजिक परिवर्तन प्रतिक 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. 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. Its name was changed from Ambedkar park to Bhimrao Ambedkar memorial in May 2002.
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:
मेरा जीवन संघर्ष ही मेरा संदेश है
It is the main entrance to the memorial guarded by statues of 62 elephants either side of the way.
Memorial in legal battle
- Ambedkar Memorial in Lucknow to cost seven billion rupees, Thaindian News, March 5th, 2008 - 7:54 pm
- It’s now Ambedkar Memorial, not park, The Times of India, TNN, May 19, 2002, 11.57pm IST
- SC declines maintenance plea at Ambedkar memorial, The Indian Express, Agencies, Tue Dec 01 2009, 11:40 hrs
- Court rejects Mayawati’s plea on Ambedkar memorial, The Hindu, PTI, December 1, 2009