New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a 108 feet statue of Lord Hanuman in Morbi, Gujarat, through video conferencing, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. This is the second of the four idols being built in four directions across the country, as part of the ‘Hanumanji Char Dham’ project, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his virtual address said that India cannot stand still at the moment and it has to become self-reliant.

“India cannot stand still today… we cannot stay where we are. The global situation is such that the whole world is wondering how to become ‘self-reliant’. I would request the saints of the country to teach the people. To buy only local products. Vocal for local. In our homes, we should only use things made by our people. Imagine, this will give employment to more number of people,” PM Modi said.

He said that foreign things may make us feel good, but it will not make us feel the hard work of our people, the fragrance of our mother earth. “In the next 25 years, if we just use local products, there will be no unemployment for our people,” the prime minister said.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Many congratulations to the countrymen on the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman, a symbol of strength, courage and restraint. With the blessings of Lord Hanuman, may one’s life always be filled with strength, wisdom and knowledge. knowledge.”

The PMO said in a statement that the idol has been installed in the ashram of Bapu Kesavananda ji in Morbi in the west. The first statue in the series was installed in 2010 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in the north. Work has started on the third statue at Rameswaram in the south, the PMO said. The festival of Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated by the devotees of Lord Hanuman to mark the birth anniversary of the Hindu god. This year this festival will be celebrated on Saturday.