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Shivaji memorial to be set up on lines of Statue of Liberty

October 29, 2005 03:20 IST

The Maharashtra government will set up a memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Arabian Sea on the lines of the Swami Vivekananda memorial at Kanyakumari and the Statue of Liberty in the United States.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh told a meeting convened in Mumbai Friday to discus the location of the memorial that would be developed into a tourist spot.

"We feel the memorial should be close to Mumbai and it should not only be a tourist destination, but also serve as an inspiration for the young generation," an official release quoting Deshmukh said.

The meeting was informed that locations at Elephanta, Cross Island, Oyster Rock, Khanderi Underi Island, Backbay and Mahim bay were available for setting up the memorial.

The chief minister accorded top priority to the location between Cuffe Parade and Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai, the release said adding, he gave second preference to Cross Island and Oyster Rock.

The chief minister said he would inspect the probable sites for the memorial.

Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil was among the ministers and senior official present at the meeting.

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Sub: Why don\'t mumbaikars find this utterly ridiculous?

The day this news was printed in the Mumbai Mirror...the news printed just below this was that the only earning member of a family had ...

Posted by Sameeksha

Sub: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial !

Libraries and archives in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, The Netherlands and the UK has immense literature on the life and contribution of Chhatrapati Shivaji and ...

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Sub: No we should stop them

Yes we all respect shivaji maharaj but we should keep the marine drive’s horizon untouched they can erect a memorial at elephanta which will be ...

Posted by Sandesh

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This makes more sense than what we had heard some months back abt some politician who wished to replace the victoria from the CST terminus ...

Posted by Sriram Venkitachalam

Sub: Re: Shivaji memorial to be set up

Mr. CM, do we really need a Shivaji Memorial in the Arabian Sea? We have the great renamed CST Terminus, and we have the great ...

Posted by Hemendra



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