A 22-feet high statue of Buddha was ceremoniously installed in the presence of scores of spiritual teachers at the centre of Nagamma Cheruvu in Telangana.
The statue chiseled out of a black stone in Allagadda of Kurnool was sponsored by Sirpur (T) MLA Koneru Konappa. MLC Dande Vittal and Konappa were the chief guests of the event. Incidentally, it was the maiden statue of Buddha to have been installed in the district. A large crane was used for installing the statue, Telangana Today reported.