Published on: September 2, 2022

Kempe Gowda statue

Kempe Gowda statue

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Ahead of the unveiling ceremony of 108-feet bronze statue of Bengaluru founder Kempe Gowda on the Bengaluru International Airport premises, the State government has decided to launch a 45-day campaign involving the public.

‘Nada kattona Banni’.

  • The Kempegowda Development Authority has named the theme of this campaign as ‘Nada kattona Banni’.

About the campaign

  • It would be launched by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on September 1, mud will be collected from lakes, ponds, kalyanis, rivers, pushkarinis, and streams in all the villages of the State.
  • The mud will also be collected from the houses of achievers in various fields across the State too. This would be used in developing the theme park that houses the statue
  • A vehicle mounted with mega LED screen will be dedicated for each district. This will air the messages of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr. Bommai, besides prominent seers apart from screening a documentary on Kempe Gowda, according to Higher Education Minister Ashwath Narayan, who is also vice-president of the Authority.
  • As per the government’s estimates, the mud collection which will be undertaken in all the districts is going to be a Guinness record.

‘Statue of prosperity’

  • The State government is thinking of naming the 108-feet bronze statue of Kempe Gowda that would be unveiled on the Bengaluru International Airport premises as “Statue of Prosperity”.