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MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD

In the Parliament House, in the lawns of the courtyard near Gate No. 1, is a magnificent 16-feet high bronze statue of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a renowned thinker and educationist, a brilliant orator and a veteran freedom fighter.  An articulate statesman, lie was an uncompromising believer in the composite Indian nationalism.  A devout Muslim and an ardent patriot, Maulana Azad worked incessantly for communal harmony throughout his life.  He was President of the Indian National Congress for several years.  He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and the Union Minister of Education from 1947 to 1958.  Whatever positions he Occupied, he ceaselessly strove to strengthen the ideals of national unity, probity in administration, economic progress and value based education.

The statue, sculpted by Ram Sutar, was unveiled by the then President of India, Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma on 15 March 1996.

The statue was donated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.