Ram Statue Effect: Parents Want Children to Give Up Medicine, Take Up Memorial Building

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Ram Statue Effect: Parents Want Children to Give Up Medicine, Take Up Memorial Building

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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ith the inauguration of the Statue of Unity a few weeks ago, and a 70-foot-tall Buddha statue in Bihar yesterday, India is heading toward becoming the world’s foremost statue-based economy. Impressive projects like the Shivaji statue in Maharashtra, the Ram statue in UP, and Cauvery statue in Karnataka are all in the pipeline, creating, for the first time since 2014, an abundance of jobs. With this, the BJP is close to achieving its stated goal of creating jobs and vikas for India.

Aside from a boost to the construction business, the statues are giving rise to parallel economies. There is demand for talents whose sole purpose is climbing statues to take selfies or write love messages. Parents of students who failed to get into medicine or engineering are looking toward these newly launched statue-based courses with great hope. Sources in the government strongly believe that these statue-related activities will help India become a five trillion-dollar economy soon.

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