Netaji's first statue in Delhi at India gate. - where king George V' s statue once stood!!

I am gland that last Sunday this month PM Modiji  declared open the hologram of patriot Netaji  Subash Chandra Bose's  statue at India gate under the tall Canopy. 

The proposed statue will be be made of granite showing Netaji in full regalia. It is Delhi's first statue  at an important place 
Near this place Amar Jyothi flickered for more than 50 long years. Until the installation of a real statue, the hologram statue will be

The India Gate canopy that has remained unoccupied since 1968  will now house a grand granite statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The installation will mark   the national hero' 125th birth anniversary. on 23 January 2022. Netaji formed his own army called INA (Indian National Army) to fight the wily British. .................

Netaji's proposed statue,

projected. It marked Netaji's 125th birth centenary on 23 January 2022.   The dimensions of the upcoming statue will be 28 feet*6 feet, 

 ''At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him,” PM Modiji tweeted.

He further said, “Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary.”

 ''Netaji is an epitome of India’s true strength and resolve. Congress has left no stone unturned to forget the immortal contributions of India’s brave son,” Shri Amit Shah  tweeted.

A request had been made to have the freedom fighter’s image on currency notes. There is a proposal start the republic day celebration on 23rd January itself to include Netaji's  birthday 


King George V. right. Empty canopy (1968)

King George V statue, Delhi under the tall canopy.

Above image:  According to Kanchan Gupta, senior adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcast, the statue of King George was removed in 1968 and installed at Coronation Park in Central Delhi. The statue was intended to be replaced by that of a national hero.

In 1968 the statue of King George V was removed from the canopy at India Gate and installed at Coronation Park. Since then the canopy has remained empty. It was to be replaced by the statue of a national hero. 
— Kanchan Gupta 🇮🇳 (@KanchanG