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Vidhana Soudha


The Vidhana Soudha located in Bangalore, is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka.Kengal Hanumanthaiah is credited with the conception and construction of the Vidhana Soudha.The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and then chief minister K. C. Reddy, on 13 July 1951 constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian, and incorporates elements of Dravidian styles. The construction was completed in 1956. The Vidhana Soudha has four floors above and one floor below ground level and sprawls across an area of 700 by 350 metres (2,300 by 1,150 ft). It is the largest Legislative building in India. Its eastern face has a porch with 12 granite columns, 12 metres (40 ft) tall. Leading to the foyer is a flight of stairs with 45 steps, more than 61 metres (200 ft) wide. The central dome, 18 metres (60 ft) in diameter, is crowned by a likeness of the Indian national emblem.The front of the building is inscribed with the slogan "Government's Work is God's Work"

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Last Updated: 15-02-2022 04:34 PM Updated By: Admin


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