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Watch: PM Modi unveils 108-ft statue of Lord Hanuman via video-conferencing

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiling a 108-feet statue of Lord Hanuman in Gujarat’s Morbi district. Marking the special occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, PM Modi had earlier said he was ‘honoured’ to be a part of the unveiling.

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“Today, we mark the special occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. In Morbi, at 11 AM, a 108 feet statue of Hanuman ji will be inaugurated. I am honoured to be getting the opportunity to be a part of this programme…” he wrote on Twitter.

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PM on Saturday expressed his greetings amid religious events across the country on Hanuman Jayanti. The PM took to Twitter to wish the people of the country. “Many best wishes to all the countrymen on the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman, a symbol of strength, courage and restraint. By the grace of Pawanputra, may everyone’s life always be filled with strength, intelligence and knowledge,” he wrote in Hindi.

Several other leaders including home minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath have extended their greetings to the people of the country on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

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According to a government release, the statue is the second of the four statues that are being set up in four directions across the country. This is a part of the #Hanumanji4dham project. The statue in Gujarat is set up in the west – at the Param Pujya Bapu Keshvanand Ashram in Morbi, stated the release.

The first statue of the series was set up in Shimla in 2010. Meanwhile, the work on the statue in South’s Rameswaram has begun.

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