Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled a hologram statue of Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, which is also celebrated as Parakram Divas, at India Gate in Delhi. The statue is unique in its way. PM Modi had announced on January 21 that a grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose would be installed at the canopy situated in front of India Gate and a hologram statue of him would be installed there until the granite statue was completed. In such a situation, let’s see why this hologram idol is special and the significance of this place.
Once the Statue of George V was there:
India Gate was built surrounded by extensive gardens. The canopy, where the statue is installed, is in front of India Gate. Let us inform you that when India Gate was built, a statue of George V was installed in front of it under the same canopy. The statue of the king of the colonial empire was here till the 1960s and was removed in 1968. After the removal till now, only a canopy was left as a symbol, where Netaji’s hologram statue has now been installed.
Key features of the Hologram statue:
- The unveiled statue is 28 feet in height and 6 feet in width.
- 4KW projectors project statue with an intensity of 30,000 lumens.
- An almost invisible holographic screen has been installed here in a way that is inconspicuous to visitors. The 3D statue of Netaji will be projected on it to create the effect of a hologram.
How does this work?
3D hologram technology is rarely used in India, so this statue of is unique in its kind. To obtain such statue projectors are used in this and 3D images are created with the help of those projectors. With much brighter and multi-sided projectors the 3D image formed here looks more realistic. In other words, the image can be rotated around and look exactly like an original one.