Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates ‘World Peace’ monument

Vice-President inaugurated the World Peace Monument, the largest dome in the world
Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Institute authorities have said the structure, called the ‘World Peace Monument’ dome, took nearly 13 years to be build. At 160 ft. in diameter and 263 ft tall, it is larger in area than the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City (which is 136 ft. in diameter and 448 ft. in height). I am delighted to inaugurate one of the largest domes in the world,” Mr. Naidu said. The dome is built atop the MIT World Peace Library and the World Peace Prayer Hall, which are named after the 13th century poet-saint and philosopher Dnyaneshwar — a pivotal figure of the Bhakti movement in Maharashtra. Each of the 24 massive columns in the dome stands 63 feet tall. The prayer hall can accommodate 3,500 people and is embellished with portraits of more than 50 accomplished men globally.
Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/venkaiah-naidu-inaugurates-world-peace-monument/article25106952.ece

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