Guinness World Record set by Bengaluru airport’s 108-foot-tall Kempegowda statue
Statue of Bengaluru’s founder Kempegowda has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records and is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 11
The colossal statue of Bengaluru’s founder Kempegowda has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records and is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 11. The Kempegowda International Airport, located west of Bengaluru, now houses the 108-foot-tall bronze statue known as the “Statue of Prosperity.” This is the first and tallest statue of a city’s founder, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
On November 9, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that the statue had broken a global record. The World Book of Records states that Bengaluru builder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda’s “Statue of Prosperity” is the first and tallest bronze statue. CM Bommai shared the citation on Twitter and said, “It is a subject of pride for us. The 108-foot-tall statue serves as a representation of Kempegowda’s “visionary (city of) Bengaluru.”
During his visit to Bengaluru, where he will participate in a number of events including the opening of the new Terminal 2 of the international airport, Prime Minister Modi will unveil the “Statue of Prosperity.” The bronze mammoth statue was erected in a 23-acre area on the grounds of the airport that has been turned into a Kempegowda heritage park. The enormous statue, which cost over Rs 80 crore to build, has a sword attached those weighs about four tonnes.
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಿರ್ಮಾತೃ ನಾಡಪ್ರಭು ಕೆಂಪೇಗೌಡರ "ಪ್ರಗತಿಯ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆ"ಯು ವರ್ಲ್ಡ್ ಬುಕ್ ಆಫ್ ರೆಕಾರ್ಡ್ಸ್ ಅನುಸಾರ ಮೊದಲ ಹಾಗೂ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಎತ್ತರದ ಕಂಚಿನ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆ ಎಂಬುದು ನಮಗೆ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ವಿಷಯ.108 ಅಡಿಯ ಈ ಪ್ರತಿಮೆ ಕೆಂಪೇಗೌಡರ ದೂರದೃಷ್ಟಿಯ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರನ್ನು ಬಿಂಬಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.#ಪ್ರಗತಿಯಪ್ರತಿಮೆ #ಬನ್ನಿನಾಡಕಟ್ಟೋಣ pic.twitter.com/sFERth0Xwv
— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) November 9, 2022
Meanwhile, images of the magnificent new Terminal 2 of the Bengaluru airport have surfaced in advance of its opening. In keeping with Bengaluru’s status as the “Garden City,” the design of the new facility has been dubbed “Garden Terminal.” Passengers at T2 can view the expansive indoor garden, which is more than 10,000 square meters.
Along with the Statue of Prosperity and Terminal 2, PM Modi will also officially launch the first Vande Bharat train in south India, which will connect Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Chennai.