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The Prime Minister will present the ‘Statue of Peace’ in Raj on Monday to mark the celebrations of the 151st birthday of the Jain monk

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the “Statue of Peace” in the Pali district of Rajasthan via videoconference on Monday to mark the celebrations of the 151st birthday of the Jain monk Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj.

The 151-inch tall statue is made of “ashtadhatu” (eight metals, copper being the main component) and is being installed at Vijay Vallabh Sadhana Kendra, Jetpura, in Pali of Rajasthan, an official statement said.

The saint, who lived from 1870-1954, led an austere life, working selflessly and with dedication to spread the message of Lord Mahavira, he said.

He also worked tirelessly for the welfare of the masses, the spread of education and the eradication of social ills, wrote inspiring literature (poetry, essays, devotional hymns and stavans) and provided active support to the freedom movement and the cause of the swadeshi, the statement said.

With his inspiration, more than 50 eminent educational institutions, including universities, schools and study centers, are operational in various states, he added.

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