On the momentous eve of the 19th of January, India will witness a major unveiling – the tallest Ambedkar statue in the world! This colossal homage to the Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, stands lofty and proud in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Aptly named, this towering symbol of social justice and equality is called the ‘ Statue of Social Justice ’.
A statue that speaks volumes
This magnificent Goliath stands at a staggering 206 feet, with the statue itself measuring 125 bases perched atop an 81-foot pedestal. Its sheer scale is stirring, but it's the spirit it embodies that truly resonates. This statue is not just concrete and essence; it's a testament to Ambedkar's unwavering fight against caste distinction and his lifelong pursuit of a just and secular society.
Beyond bricks and mortar
Every inch of this monument narrates tales of struggle and triumph. The resolute gaze of Ambedkar, the gentle folds of his robes, his finger pointing to the brilliant future – they all come together to tell a story of a man who dared to dream of a better India, where every citizen, regardless of their birth, has the right to dignity and opportunity.
A beacon for the generations to come
This isn't just a statue; it's a beacon of hope for millions. It's a reminder that even the most daunting walls of inequality can crumble before the relentless tide of justice. It's an inspiration for generations to come to pick up the torch of equality and carry it forward with unwavering
A legacy that will live on
The inauguration of the biggest Ambedkar statue overseas took place in October 2023, in Maryland, North America. Following closely is the unveiling of this phenomenal structure, assuring of the massive impact of the namesake on the history of India and his beliefs.
As the sun sets on this historic day, casting long shadows from the colossal Ambedkar statue, it will bring a profound sense of hope. This isn't just a monument; it's a life-size symbol of the fact that dreams, however audacious, can take flight. And as we stand in its shadow, we can't help but whisper a promise: let us carry Ambedkar's torch, strive for a just and equitable India, and ensure that his legacy continues to inspire us for generations to come.