New Delhi: On the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the hologram statue of the freedom fighter at India Gate. The hologram statue is a placeholder until a granite statue is installed.
For the first time, India is beginning Republic Day celebrations from January 23 instead of January 24 to include the birth anniversary of Bose in the annual celebration of the republic.
The hologram statue of Bose installed at India gate is powered by a 30,000 lumens 4K projector. A 90 percent transparent holographic screen has been erected in such a way that it is not visible to the public. The 3D image of Netaji is being projected on the screen to create the effect of a hologram which could be seen from all four sides. The size of the hologram statue is 28 feet in height and 6 feet in width, as per a statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office.
“This is not just a statue but a befitting tribute to the legendary Netaji, who gave everything for India’s freedom,” said Union home minister Amit Shah.