PES Institutions installed the life-size statue of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu at the Freedom Park in Bengaluru. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Founder, PES Institutions, who is the brainchild behind this initiative, said that the statue is made of copper metal and is nine-and-a-half feet in height. The statue cost Rs. 16 lakh and was completely funded by PES Institutions.
Prof. M. R. Doreswamy also added that Kuvempu’s verses and poems are of utmost importance in a society that is bogged by problems of corruption, communalism and terrorism.