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CM to unveil VOC’s statue in CBE

CM to unveil VOC’s statue in CBE

Chief Minister MK Stalin is likely to unveil the seven-foot-high full-size statue of freedom fighter VO Chidambaram Pillai in the city. He was lodged in Coimbatore central prison by Britishers for revolting against them. Honoring his sacrifices, the Chief Minister in 2021 announced that the state government would erect a statue for him. Accordingly, a place that is 45-foot-long and 50-foot wide was allotted at VOC ground in the city. An official said, “The state was erected by the Public Works Department (PWD) at the cost of Rs 40 lakh. The statue was erected on a four-foot-high stage and the statue itself is seven-foot-high. The statue was made by a Chennai-based artist at his centre and was transported to the city. Final-touch that needs to be carried out before unveiling the state is going on and it is expected to be unveiled virtually by the Chief Minister.”