Ramanagara: D K Shivakumar lays foundation stone for world's tallest Jesus Christ statue


Daijiworld Media Network - Ramanagara (SP)

Ramanagara, Dec 26: Former minister D K Shivakumar, laid foundation stone for the carving of the world's tallest, 114 feet tall statue of Jesus Christ on the holy occasion of Christmas on Wednesday December 25. Apart from laying the foundation stone at Kapalibetta in Harobele village in Kanakapura taluk of the district, he viewed the model statue kept nearby.

The statue will come up at Kapalibetta where D K Shivaumar has acquired ten acres of land from the government by spending own funds. On this occasion, documents relating to handing over of the land to the trust that will shoulder the responsibility of installing the statue there were handed over by Shivakumar along with his brother D K Suresh, who represents Bengaluru (rural) Lok Sabha constituency.

Out of the total height of 114 feet, 13 feet of the statue would be comprised of steps, which have already been laid. The foundation stone laying process was done by worshipping the stone on the right foot segment of the Lord.

As much as 99 percent of Harobele village population comprises of Christians. They expressed gratefulness to Shivakumar and D K Suresh for undertaking this initiative. MLC S Ravi, Chinnnaraju who represents the trust, and others were present.

 

  

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  • Brian, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 29 2019

    Russia building hypersonic missiles, USA making space force, China is building particle collider, and india is building statues :D

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  • josh kay, California

    Sat, Dec 28 2019

    This is a good gesture. Its not waste of money but investment for future i direct jobs. Hotels, restaurant and other business.

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  • Charles dsouza, Loretto/Mumbai/Kalina

    Fri, Dec 27 2019

    I fully agree with most of the persons who have put in their views that statues are not the remedy for poverty eliviation. Involve with other social activities. This is my humble request to politians and religious people.

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  • Gopala, UK

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Dear DK Sir,
    if you are building the statue of Jesus it is OK, that is you belief. One humble request please build it as Made in India only, all the required raw materials to be sourced form India. (Do not do it as Patel's statue made in china) So that Indians will get a job.

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  • D Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Please stop this statue building race. Instead build hospitals,schools,skill teaching centres.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    You can build some schools with your money will help. Your comments shows you are generous. Sell your property and build some schools and hospitals

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  • Sheryl, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Rightly said. Blaspheming worship of the stone? Our elders need to wake up from deep sleep and worship God in truth and Spirit.?

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  • Mangalorean, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Stop wasting money and invest on quality food, roads, education, employment, peace and pollution n corruption free Nation.

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Remember the story of the “Tower of Babel “. We Christians do not believe in Idol worship . Unfortunately many of our religious are indulging in this kind of idol worship and processions with idols . Kindly stop this nonsense. God is everywhere, we don’t need idols to reaffirm our faith in God !!!

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    The offerings or sacrifice value is in the heart of the disciple

    We are not authorized to judge others. We are all beggars before God so we find others offerings drawbacks as our selfish motive don't allow us offer even to the needy.

    Our inability to offer to the needy and jealous expressed in criticism and pointing somebody's wrong doing
    The supreme God invite all persons in his arms. So rejoice in the offerings of DzlD brothers and disrupt mind and body by criticizing his sacrifice
    The example are numerous foreign good and bad but it look I'd the angle we see. Let us appreciate his good work for the faithful
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  • Agnello, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    When will the madness of building bigger better and best statues end? Waste of money which could have been used to provide useful infrastructure to people.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    @ Suman, Mangalore
    "By giving expensive offerings to God, nobody can get away from their sins...Reddys are best example"
    Also Vijay Mallya in the bracket
    Some take a dip in Holy river, Ganges.
    Some visit temples before general elections.

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    There are hundred's and thousands of poor people who cann't meet their everyday needs. Money spent on building statues could be used to benefit the ultimate poor people of Karnataka. Jesus is a living God and he never said to build statues. This is again an election gimmick by KALLA.
    JAI HIND.

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  • PAM, MLR

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Same applies to Modi for Statue of Patel.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    @ Ozy
    "Love thy neighbor"
    That's what I do (I never hate or fight)

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    politics yet again!

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  • michael, mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    I am really disappointed at this development being a Roman Catholic. In the first place this is pure pagan like activity which should not be encouraged in our community.

    Already we have enough of idol worship, which is banned in Bible. Waste of money and time.

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  • Ann, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    True that.
    Exodus 20:4 in the Bible says: "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    By giving expensive offerings to God, nobody can get away from their sins...Reddys are best example.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    I am sure Shivakumar must have got some favour praying to Jesus and in return he took the initiative to create a landmark statue. When he is spending from his personal funds why people need to suggest how that money could have been utilized for needy purpose. Then what our government is for ? They spend Crores during election time for horse trading and canvasing but no one is suggesting and who can advise the leaders.?

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  • prasad, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    good justification.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    It is up to Shivakumar to build statue of Jesus. Jesus never said build my statue, he said love the neighbor as I have loved you.

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  • Russell D souza, Bejai, Muscat

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    If DK is involved in building the statue then he must have prayed to Jesus for his release when in Jail which must have enlightened him.
    When I see the comments the Newton's
    third Law applies. Every action has got an equal and opposite reaction. Some like some dislike. Being a Christian I too have gone ups and downs but Jesus was there with me at all times.

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  • pesh almeida, Manipal

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Jesus means " Love & Peace"

    Spread the love & peace in every ones life! Amen!

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  • Jacintha D' Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Jesus cannot be compared to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Jesus is the Living God who died on the cross for the salvation of mankind. The holy Bible tells us
    Matthew 26:6–13; Mark 14:3–9; Luke 7:36–50; John 12:1–8

    Jesus Anointed at Bethany
    6 vNow when Jesus was at wBethany in the house of Simon the leper,1 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and xgiven to the poor.” 10 But yJesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For zyou always have the poor with you, but ayou will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it bto prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever cthis gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told din memory of her.”
    Jesus will bless both the brothers abundantly.

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  • H. A D'souza, Damoh

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Praise the lord
    Jesus is not only true God but also historical figures who changed the World to better place. ( Modern Democracy, Human rights, Technology etc are the gift of Christian faith.) erecting great statue is a honour to Lord Jesus. May Lord richly bless Minister.

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  • Gopala, UK

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Indian Christians themselves are the model citizens of India. They do not want to show .

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Nobody is interested to improve the life of our farmers who feed us. But when it comes to Onions & vegetable price inflation, we all cry & abuse. Farmers should be given helping hand round the year.
    I bought 3 packet seeds of green palak (Green padpe) from Statebank shop, after doing so much effort of making ready the place, fertiliser, water nothing has grown. What a farmer should do such type of bad seeds????? Who will compensate for such loss & effort????

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Well guys let the Statue of Jesus Christ come up in our state. Jesus Christ is the symbol of Peace and Love who spread love but not hate. He is a thru messiah of Unity, Peace and Love.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Christians dont want landmark statues, we require unification, in a deeply divided community !!!! Various denominations, are constantly warring with each other !!!!!! We want our brethren, to be socially, morally n economically, uplifted, in our nation.. Politicians have ignored and marginalized this tiny community, for seven decades !!!!

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundpur

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Its hard earn money he is spending for Statue
    Because his wealth purely from Agriculture

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    This is the only job of political parties & politicians in the country doing in the name of "Secular" to make sure that votes doesn't scatter here & there. Religion is nothing but business in India in today's life. Should have built thousands of homes or hospital for the poor in the name Jesus Christ with the same land & money would have been aplauded.
    Government institutions, where our future present & future generations learn & study to gain knowledge have become like anicient structures whereas religious places have become five star, seven star buildings.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    This was not required at all. What is the purpose of erecting the statue ? To make tourist center ? 

     If you have got extra money give it to the farmers, at least 100 farmers commit suicide every year who is the sole breadwinner of the family.   

    Try to change the hearts of people it will help to build our India in to greater heights. 

    Following things will help to build the nation & not the statue
    1- Improve education & Remove the discrimination  of Hindi / regional language etc & introduce English medium pattern in all govt schools
    2-If anyone opposes above agenda put them behind the bar they are the real enemies of our country. Coz they want uneducated people to work in their house as slaves. 
    3-Implementing child policy. ( Yeradu (2) beku 3 saaku. 
    4-Hardcore from All religion & political party should be banned with out any mercy. All religions Funda will be the same when they become hardcore.
     5-Police / CBI / Courts / RBI / Economists should be allowed to function of their own.
     6-Govt must help farmers financially as they are the back bone of our society
     7-Do not amend policy to make a few individual billionaire through corporate business. There should be healthy competition in business so that we get better service at reasonable rates.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    May God bless you DKS for your nobleness.

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  • Arun A Dsouza, Dubai / Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Kindly stop this , instead with these funds build a hospital for the needy irrespective of all teligions , medical expenses have become unaffordable to the poor, we are tired of these statues, God will be happier with a hospital and further nation will be healthier!,

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  • S Pereira, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Spending money on this statue is waste of money. It's best utilized on the needy. Our economy is going thorough tough times. We should spend resources given by God very wisely.

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  • Kelvin Dsouza, Thottam/Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Praise the Lord. Thank God for his blessings. This is really a historic and we'll pleasing to all humanity. May the Lord bless DKS and his family for for all generation.. definitely will visit the place to thank God for his blessings.🙏💖

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Being a non-Christian donating huge land for a divine purpose needs to be applauded.
    It is a great gesture from Shivakumar on a Christmas day in line with legendary Santa Claus, who offered gifts to children on this occasion. Tallest statue not only in India but also in the whole world.
    God bless you sir.
    "A house for poor is better option than statue"
    Stan, did you comment similar lines when Modi erected tallest statue of Vallabai Patel in Gujarat. ?
    It's an identity and pride for Christians and please support gesture in good spirit !

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  • Stevan, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    A house for poor is better option than statue ,

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Don't see it just as a statue. Think about the possibilities of employment to thousands of people because of the statue.
    See the number of hotels, shops, restaurants and street vendors around Statue of Unity now. Lakhs of people are indirectly benifited.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Why distub your mind while seeing the happiness of the people. Peace be with you. Don't lose your money and peace. Destroy your jealous

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  • Robert, Shirva

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Dont use Corruption Or Looted money for good things

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  • Ina Carmelita D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Do we really need a tallest statue while living Christ lives in the temples of our our own body? The spirit of the resurrected Christ is our life. May the attachments to wordly inclination do not blindfold our wisdom towards divine values.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    More and more tourism attracting centers need to come up in this country. Good move and all the best for the project.
    Statue of Unity is already attracting tourists from all over the world.

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  • gratia, mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Former minister D K Shivakumar is a model to all religions, let everyone learn lesson from him, he is not doing his own, its a god gift / blessing

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Now do u see how these people play with our feeling by putting religion at front...
    And you are appreciating this.. And sardar vallabhbhai patel statue was not related or dedicated to any religion or family.. It's for Unity.

    Now u dont see so called secular group asking why we need this at first place.. We need job all that stuff..

    And yeah.. Who's money is this...?

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    So many people were crying when Saradar Patel statue started, why there is no cry now by saying this money would have used for poor or needy?

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  • Jhanavi, Mangalroe

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Dont you know, In india always right people are all other communities except hindus and also new addition our Prime Mimister Mr. Modiji. Whatever step we take or Modi take will b wrong... will be waste of money and against other caste.. but whatever other communities people do is always right and always true..

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    We condemn this act. Right now what India needs is home for homeless people and food for the poor.

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  • Raj Shetty, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    @Manvit...Hahaha.. exactly!.. now u will hardly find comments from d other peace lovers.. :P

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    One has all the rights to spend his own money for legal and by legal way. Why do anyone comment on that !! But all will comment when funds comeout from tax payers money.

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  • RAHUL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Hello boss,
    kindly check who is spending for statue.
    not yeddiyappa or DKS.

    DKS given land for this nobel work.

    They didnt recieved funds from Feku GOVT.

    Sardar patel statue is built by GOVT funds.

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Where the money come from for tis statue? For all illiterate people, all Hindu temples are under government and all Hindus who donate money which is crores goes to government. A few percentage of money shall be spent on temples rest all goes to government. Out of this money if you spend for some statues what's wrong in that.

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 26 2019

    Manvit, Mangalore the money which is spent on so called unity statue is not your's or modi's it is our hard earned money we sweated for it, but we pay in tax for no benefit. whatever DK Shiv spending is could be his because Congress is no more running government in Karnataka.

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