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President Kovind to lay foundation stone of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar cultural centre in Lucknow today

President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar cultural centre in Lucknow today. In last leg of his five day visit to Uttar Pradesh, he reached Lucknow yesterday and met a host of dignitaries in Rajbhawan.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice MN Bhandari and other dignitaries attended the high tea organised at Rajbhawan yesterday evening.

Today after laying the foundation stone for Ambedkar culture centre in the morning president will return to New Delhi on a special flight. AIR correspondent reports that the proposed Ambedkar culture centre is being developed by culture ministry of state. The Cultural Centre will have a 750 seated auditorium, library, picture gallery, museum, multipurpose hall, dormitory, cafeteria, parking and other basic facilities.

State government will spend around rupees 45.04 crore on this project. The Ambedkar Cultural Centre will have a grand statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar along with landscaping and will be spread over 3 acre government land opposite historic Aishbagh Idgah.

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