Hyderabad’s YFLO unveiled 20 feet iconic art installation “Statue of Empowerment & Glory”

Mayor of GHMC, Gadwal Vijayalakshmi; and Pinky Reddy unveiled iconic art installation which will be a new attraction to the city

Hyderabad’s YFLO unveiled 20 feet iconic art installation “Statue of Empowerment & Glory”
Gadwal Vijayalakshmi seen at the unveiling of the statue of Empowerment & Glory. Also seen Deepthi Reddy & Pinky Reddy.

Hyderabad, March 21, 2022: Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) embarked on a novel initiative. An initiative like never before. An Installation of an iconic structure at Mindspace circle. It is a 20 Feet iconic art installation, “Statue of Empowerment & Glory”. It is a public sculpture.
It was formally unveiled by Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, Mayor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Special Guest of Honour Pinky Reddy on Monday evening at Mindspace Junction at Madhapur. Indu Datla, Biological E also graced the occasion.
Later in a program held at Hotel Westin, Raheja Mindspace, Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, Mayor described the statue as “unique piece of art’.  She appreciated YFLO for the initiative.
While the city is recovering from the pandemic, YFLO kept the city engaged, motivated with beautiful and creative art installation. Every step taken may look to be a small for an individual woman but it is giant leap forward for women at large said, the First Lady of the city.
Every woman is capable of achieving great things, given an opportunity she told the 150 gathering.
She concluded her talk hoping for vibrant telangana with more women participation in every sphere of activity.
Pinky Reddy, Past National President of FLO said the beautiful statue is going to be another feather to the beautiful landscape of the city.
We worked hard months together to put up this giant size grand artwork dedicated to the women of the city and generations to come. It represents strength of women. It is a unique initiative by YFLO across the chapters in India she said.
Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) is celebrating 75 years of independence and women uniquely by installing 20 feet of iconic artwork. This statue of 'empowerment and glory' is to celebrate female strength, sacrifice and selflessness. It denotes women's power, strength and glory and celebrates 75 years of Indian independence. It is a proud moment for YFLO Hyderabad Chapter as it is happening for the very first time by any YFLO chapter, said  Deepti Reddy, Chairperson, YFLO Hyderabad.
Deepthi Reddy has taken up this initiative of creative installation. It is made by renowned artist Avijit Dutta from Kolkata. It will remain forever in the city. It depicts the hard work of every woman in the society and helps them to empower themselves and lead the most successful and honourable life, adds Deepthi.
“The idea struck me in the beginning of my tenure as Chairperson of YFLO  to  make the year memorable not just for me but for the city and entire nation,'' explained Deepthi. Then I started the work. We got in touch with Avijit Dutta with the help of our past chairperson Rekha Lahoti. The medium used for this art installation is one thousand kilos of solid iron. About 15 people worked on it for 8 months.
There are so many art installations installed at various Road Junctions in twin cities.  Though all are different and unique, this one is all the more special, different and unique.  It is an installation with a unique cause, a purpose—Empowerment, women power, strength, explained Deepthi Reddy.
The city of Hyderabad has given so much to all of us. This is our gift to the people of the city and city itself, she says. My tenure as Chairperson of YFLO is temporary. But, this makes my memory long and forever. And I thank all my committee members and members of YFLO Especially Shreya Reddy for their unstinted cooperation for this dream project of ours, Deepthi added.
Avijit Dutta is a Kolkata-based artist who typically engages with a single theme at any given time to create an astute and discerning series of works rather than stand-alone paintings. His art is a reflection of his curiosity and inquisitive mind, he perceives his art as a search for the truth.