Amirtsar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday unveiled a statue of Shaheed Udham Singh at the Jallianwala Bagh.
The marble statue of Udham Singh, in a portrait of taking a pledge to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, was installed on Monday at the main entrance.
The statue is said to be prepared in Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.
In March 13, 1940, Shaheed Udham Singh killed Michael O’ Dwyer (at Caxton Hall in London) to avenge the infamous massacre on April 13, 1919.
The initiative was undertaken by the NGO International Sarab Kamboj Sabha, which had been demanding the installation of the statue for four decades.
The Central government has already announced a slew of programmes to commemorate the centenary of the massacre next year.
A statue of the martyr in a charging position while holding a pistol is installed outside the Hall Gate in the city but
It’s the long-pending demand to install a statue of the martyr at the Jallianwala Bagh was fulfilled on Tuesday.