Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's statue will be placed close to the Line of Control, and dirt will be gathered from his forts for Bhoomi Poojan
On February 14, 2023, the "Amhi Punekar" (We Punekar) NGO announced that it would erect a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj close to the line of control between India and Pakistan.
The purpose of this is to make sure that the soldiers battling the enemies are inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's ideals and moral principles by regularly viewing his statue, and that they are reminded of the valour of the Hindu monarch and are given the strength to battle the adversaries.
The Amhi Punekar NGO has started this campaign in order to accomplish this goal. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's statue will be erected According to reports, there are two locations along the Line of Control in Kashmir's Kiran and Tangdhar-Titwal valleys.
In Kashmir, the statue would be erected with the district collector of Kupwara, Dr. Sagar Dattatreya Doiphode's approval. The effort has been planned by Hemant Jadhav, president of the We Punekar NGO, and Abhayraj Shirole, head of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Atakepar Smarak Samiti.
The statue installation work's Bhoomi Poojan will take place by the end of March, according to Hemant Jadhav. The Amhi Punekar NGO will transport the soil and water from the Shivaraya-sanctified forts of Raigad, Torana, Shivneri, Rajgad, and Pratapgad to Kashmir for the Bhoomi Poojan.
"Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, with his methods and brave acts, drove away," stated Abhayraj Shirole the adversaries. His guerrilla tactics are utilised by numerous nations worldwide. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue is being erected near the Indo-Pakistan border to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for the Indian soldiers stationed there.
It is noteworthy that the Maratha regiment erected two sculptures of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Jammu and Kashmir in January 2022. At a height of 14800 feet above sea level, one of these statues has been erected close to the LOC. Now, NGOs based in Pune will install two more sculptures.