Rohtak: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled the statue of Sir Chhotu Ram at Sampla village in Haryana’s Rohtak district.
The 64-foot statue of Sir Chhotu Ram, a farmer leader from the Jat community of the pre-independence era, has been put up in Sampla town, around 65 km from Delhi.
After unveiling the statue, Modi paid floral tribute to the peasant leader and visited a museum dedicated to him.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister for Steel Birender Singh, who is the maternal grandson of Sir Chhotu Ram, were present at the event along with state ministers Ram Bilas Sharma and Captain Abhimanyu, and Congress MP Deepender Hooda.
Born on November 24, 1881, Sir Chhotu Ram was instrumental in empowering farmers in pre-independence era and got the pro-farmers law enacted. He had fought for farmers’ rights during the British rule.