world’s largest statue of Bhanu Bhakta inaugurated in Sikkim
The 197th Bhanu Jayanti was celebrated with the Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurating the the world’s largest statue of Bhanu Bhakta housed in the Nepali Research Centre developed around it.
The event was jointly organized by the Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department, the Bhanu Jayanti organizing committee of Gyalshing and the West Sikkim Sahitya Prakashan.
The foundation stone for this Centre [and statue] was laid on 05 December 2004 and work started in 2006. The complex spans across an area of 8,685 sq. ft. was built at the cost of Rs. 8.22 crore and work completed on February 2010.