Jayalalithaa announces plan for Rs 100 crore statue
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced her government`s decision to install a mega statue of Tamil Thai (Mother Tamil) in Madurai at an outlay of Rs 100 crore.
Announcing this in the assembly, Jayalalithaa said: "The Tamil Thai statue will be built in a way that would showcase to the world the Tamil civilisation, culture, literary treasures and architectural prowess."
She said Tamil Thai park will have five types of lands - Kurunji (mountain land), Mullai (forest land), Marutham (cultivated land), Naithal (beach) and Palai (desert) - and plants mentioned in ancient Tamil literature.
The Tamil Thai statue will be the second mega statue in the state. In 2000, the 133-foot statue of poet Thiruvalluvar was installed on an island near Kanyakumari.
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