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Shalimar Pehchaan Chapter 4


Ambedkar Park - A Pristine Edifice commemorating Reform

Image It might come as a surprise to many but Gomtinagar is the largest planned residential colony in the entire country! As leading real estate developers in Lucknow, Shalimar has been incessant in development projects and construction of real estate projects in Lucknow and Gomtinagar has seen the hand of Shalimar Corp in many a Residential or Commercial Project. From the commercial project in Lucknow that dwarfs trade centres - Shalimar Titanium and Corporate Park, to Mannat & Paradise in Gomtinagar Extension. However, one edifice in the Shalimar Corp repertoire stands grander than all of these - the magnificent Ambedkar Park.

 
 

Image Formally known as the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, the park commemorates the lives and memories of Jyotirao Phule, Narayana Guru, Birsa Munda, Shahuji Maharaj, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and various relentless social reformers who've devoted their life for humanity, equality and social justice. In its capacity as one of the most renowned Construction companies in Lucknow, Shalimar Corp Limited is honoured and gratified to have been a part of this ambitious project that has left such a deep mark on the city of the Nawabs.


 
 

Ambedkar Stupa

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There are several sites comprising the memorial park. This construction is the heart of the entire memorial. The sanctum sanctorum consists of many statues depicting the biography of Ambedkar. There are four doors in opposite directions. This is a construction in the shape of a flower bearing four petals. There is a bronze statue of Ambedkar seated in a chair, facing towards the two domes. The Ambedkar statue was modeled on the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
At the base of the statue a message in Hindi reads:

“ मेरा जीवन संघष (Mera jeevan sangharsh hi mera sandesh hai) My struggle of life is my only message."




Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sangrahalay

Image Opposite to the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial is the Sangrahalay (museum), constructed over an area of about 2.5 acre (11,008 sq.m.). The building has two domes on top. It contains large statues of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Shri Narayan Guru, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Shri Kanshiram. Another building consists of 18-foot tall marble statues of Tathagat Gautam Buddha, Sant Kabir Das, Sant Ravidas, Guru Ghasidas and Shri Birsa Munda.



Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Gallery - Constructed in an area of 4 acres (16,207 sq.m.), this place has murals made of bronze.

A testament to the arduous process of struggle for reform in Indian Society and the many pioneers who enabled this by making sacrifices and devoting their entire lives to the struggle, the Ambedkar Park is a prime recreational and tourist spot for travellers and denizens of Lucknow alike. Shalimar Corp feels extremely honoured to have had the opportunity to lend its architectural and developmental prowess to this benign project and hopes that the sacrifices of these greats shall forever be embedded in the memories of the generations to come.