Andhra Pradesh: PM Modi unveils bronze statue of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju at Bhimavaram

Bhimavaram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a bronze statue of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju, at a special programme on his 125th birth anniversary celebrations, at Bhimavaram in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Modi said alongside the Amrit Mahotsav of 75 years of independence, country is celebrating 125th anniversary of Alluri Sitarama Raju. He said ‘Rampa Kranti’ for country’s independence has also completed 100 years. Paying tributes to Sitarama Raju Mr. Modi said Sitarama Raju’s indomitable courage inspires every Indian. The Prime Minister in his address lauded the great valour of Alluri Seetharama Raju who fought bravely against British rule and thus United all the manyam people.

The Prime Minister said new India should be an India of the dreams of fighters who gave their lives for our freedom. He said in the past 8 years, we have worked with full devotion, walking on the principles of Alluri Sitarama Raju towards the welfare of tribals. He said, for the first time since independence, tribal museums are being set up to showcase the tribal pride and heritage in the country. Alluri Sitarama Raju Memorial Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum’ is being built in Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh.

Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Union Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region G. Kishan Reddy addressed the function.

Andhra Pradesh Governor, Biswanhusan Harichandan has also participated in the programme.