Jamshedpur: State food minister Saryu Roy laid the foundation stone for the construction of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Ghat, Sakchi near Mango Bridge on Sunday. The statue is being installed under Jamshedpur West assembly constituency.
Speaking on the occasion, Roy said the need for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was being felt by one and all at the place named after the great son of India.
He said the senior citizens frequenting the place on a daily basis had desired and demanded installation of a statue of Gandhijee along with renovation of the park. He said he had decided to upgrade the place and make it more beautiful from funds available to him as the MLA of the constituency.
Among those present at the foundation laying ceremony included the special officer of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee Deepak Sahay, president of Senior Citizens Association Shiv Pujan Singh, AK Srivastava, Uma Shankar Singh, Abhishek Shukla and Kamal Kishore.