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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

Sriperumbudur

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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial was constructed in Sriperumbudur to commemorate the death of former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. The town was the place where Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a bomb blast in 1991. Tamil Nadu Government donated around 12.19 acres of land to build the memorial. The Central Public Works Department constructed the memorial at a cost of around INR21.15 crores.

The construction of the memorial started in June 1994 and on 10th October, 2003, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former Indian President, dedicated it to the nation. The memorial has a square and a raised platform on which the pink granite statue of Rajiv Gandhi has been installed.

There are seven granite pillars in the memorial that surround the blast site. These pillars represent the concept of Dharma, Nyaya, Satya, Tyaga, Samridhi, Vigyan and Shanti. The seven holy rivers, namely the Ganga, Yamuna, Sindhu, Narmada, Kaveri, Brahmaputra and Godavari are also symbolised by these seven pillars. The relief work on stonewall of grey granite represents the Indian civilisation, from the ancient to the present time.
 

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The End Of India's Hero Said India Is A Old Country But Young Nation

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial is situated in Sriperumbudur, where he was assassinated by a suicide bomber on 21 May 1991, is surrounded by seven pillars, while campaigning for general election. He garlanded the statue of his mother, and this was the end of India's Hero, he was born on 20 Aug 1944 in Mumbai, and he was the youngest Prime Minister Of The Country, who said India is an old country but a young nation and like the young everywhere, we are impatient. I am young and I too have a dream. I dream of an India Strong, Independent, self-reliant, and in the front ranks of the nations of the world in the service of mankind This memorial was built by the Central Government Of India, on the way to Chennai from Kanchipuram this memorial attracts, and it is worth to visit.

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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur

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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur

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7 Pillars in Rajiv Memorial