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Monday, 29 April 2013

Statues and Beyond - Labour Statue, Marina Beach

Labour Statue - Marina Beach from the Lens of
Mr. Ramaswamy (http://chennaidailyfoto.wordpress.com/)
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:: Statues and Beyond - Labour Statue, Marina Beach ::

What : Labour Statue

Where : Marina Beach

History behind this statue :

Undoubtedly, the Labour statue is the one of the famous landmarks in Chennai. Here is the reason behind installing this statue. Thanks to Ram N for the photograph.

On a summer evening in May 1923, M. Singaravelar, a labour union leader, conducted a meeting at the Marina Beach near Triplicane, calling for recognition of workers' rights, and pledged to create a political party to represent the rights of labourers, which was India's first ever May Day rally. 

To commemorate this, the Labour statue, depicting an inspiring posture of a team of labourers has been installed in Marina Beach opposite to Madras University.

Man Behind This Statue : 
This statue was Sculpted by Mr.Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhry, who was the first Indian principal of the then Government of Madras School of Arts and Crafts (Now it has been called as Tamil Nadu Government College of Fine Arts).

When : 

The statue was installed on the eve of the Republic Day in 1959, as part of the Kamaraj government's drive to beautify the beach

Source : Wikipedia

2 comments:

  1. Awesome post : ) new initiative of images too... looking forward for your clicks in the next areas: )

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  2. Thanks Gayatri and yeah will try take snaps andp post it in the upcoming posts. Thanks for your motivation.

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