Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Statue Of Equality in Hyderabad, commemorating the 11th-century Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi had taken to Twitter to say: “At 5 PM, I will join the programme to inaugurate the ‘Statue of Equality.’ This is a fitting tribute to Sri Ramanujacharya, whose sacred thoughts and teachings inspire us (sic)."
At 5 PM, I will join the programme to inaugurate the ‘Statue of Equality.’ This is a fitting tribute to Sri Ramanujacharya, whose sacred thoughts and teachings inspire us. https://t.co/i6CyfsvYnw
Prior to this, the PM on Friday kick-started the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru.
He inaugurated (ICRISAT)'s Climate Change Research Facility on Plant Protection and Rapid Generation Advancement Facility and also launched a commemorative stamp issued in Hyderabad.
While addressing the event, the Prime minister said CRISAT has experience of five decades of helping other nations in making agriculture easy and sustainable.
"CRISAT has experience of 5 decades of helping other nations in making agriculture easy and sustainable," Modi said.
"I am hopeful that they will continue to deliver their expertise to strengthen India's 'Krishi' sector," he said at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of ICRISAT.
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