Fadnavis visited Mangi Tungi this morning where the work for installation of 108-feet tall statue of Jain 'teerthankar' Bhagwan Rishab Dev is going on.
    
He paid tribute to all 'teerthankars', including Bhagwan Rishabh Dev, saying their "valuable work" will provide guidance to the country at all levels.
    
"The state government has prepared a plan of Rs 275 crore for the development of Mangi Tungi. Works of Rs 40 crore were undertaken immediately in view of the ongoing ceremony," Fadnavis said.
    
The Chief Minister further said Mangi Tungi has an important place in religion as well as in history as Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji fought one of his wars here.
    
During his speech, Fadnavis also paid tribute to Army jawan - Shankar Chandrabhan Shinde of Bhayale village in the district - who was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 13.
    
Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, Minister of State for Co-operation Dada Bhuse, MLAs and senior officials were present on the occasion.

 

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