Monday, October 6, 2014

Triumph of Labour, Marina Beach, Chennai

This is the earliest statue put up on Marina Beach for beautifying the promenade.
It is called the Triumph of Labour, and represents four men working hard, trying to move a rock. In 1923, the first ever May Day rally for workers' rights was held in nearby Triplicane. The Triumph of Labour commemorates that rally. It was erected in 1959.

The sculptor is Debi Prasad Ray Choudhury, who was born in what is now Bangladesh; he moved to Madras as the Superintendent of the Madras School of Art.

1 comment:

  1. Hi..Thanks for sharing such interesting information about Marina beach. Marina beach is possibly one of the cleanest you will come across in India, it has lost much of its glory, beauty and natural heritage over the years to pollution. For tourists and travellers, there are plenty of Chennai hotels to choose from.