Bhubaneswar, Jan 30: The Madhya Pradesh government has expressed its willingness to install a life-size statue of eminent freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai at Asirgarh Fort in Burhanpur district following Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s request.
It would be a fitting tribute by the people of Madhya Pradesh to the great freedom fighter who laid down his life for the freedom of the country, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav said in a reply to Pradhan’s letter on January 18.
A well-thought plan will be prepared soon after consulting experts on the subject for installation of the life-size statue, he added.
In his letter, Pradhan had requested the chief minister to install a statue of Veer Surendra Sai along with a memorial depicting the saga of the great revolution and his associates in Asirgarh Fort.
Sai and his associates were incarcerated in Asirgarh jail from June 1865 to February 1884.