Modi to pay tribute to 12th century Lingayat philosopher in London

15 Apr 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be paying tribute to 12th century Lingayat philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara at his statue on the banks of the river Thames during his visit to the UK this week.
The event will be organised by The Basaveshwara Foundation, a non-profit organisation-based in the UK that has installed the statue of Basaveshwara on the bank of river Thames. Former Mayor of London borough of Lambeth Neeraj Patil & Chairman of The Basaveshwara foundation have received the official confirmation from the Prime Minister's office about Modi's visit to the statue on Wednesday, Patil told news agency PTI. During Patil's tenure as the Mayor of The London Borough of Lambeth, a prime piece of land was secured along the bank of Thames for installing the statue of the Indian philosopher. The project was approved by the planning department of The London borough of Lambeth and subsequently by the British Cabinet minister for culture media and sports as per the Public Statues Act, 1854.