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Tarn Taran's Unique Tribute to the American Dream

Tarn Taran, Punjab, sees a Statue of Liberty replica atop a building, symbolizing a resident's unfulfilled American dream after a US visa rejection.

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Tarn Taran's Unique Tribute to the American Dream

Tarn Taran's Unique Tribute to the American Dream

In an unexpected and creative display, the people of Tarn Taran have erected a replica of New York's Statue of Liberty atop an under-construction building. This unusual sight has caught the attention of locals and netizens alike, with a video circulating online showing the statue being placed on the building's roof. The video then pans out to reveal the entire building and a crane parked at the construction site.

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This whimsical project reportedly stemmed from the frustration of a local resident whose US visa application was rejected. Undeterred by the setback, he decided to bring a piece of the American dream to his hometown. 

The video, shared on social media platform X by verified user AIN (Parody), was humorously captioned, “Man from Punjab installs Statue of Liberty on his rooftop after his US visa application gets rejected.”

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Such installations are not uncommon in Punjab, where residents often adorn their rooftops with various symbolic structures. These include water tanks shaped like footballs, religious symbols, or other models reflecting personal beliefs, wealth, interests, professions, and identities. Airplane models, for instance, are commonly used to symbolize a desire to settle abroad.

This latest installation serves as a poignant and humorous commentary on the aspirations and dreams of many Punjabis, who often face hurdles in their quest for a better life abroad. The Statue of Liberty replica stands as a testament to their resilience and creativity in the face of obstacles.

 

 

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