News By/Courtesy: SHUCHITA SRIVASTAVA | 02 Nov 2018 15:14pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's 143rd birth anniversary, the Statue of Unity.
  • height of 182 meters.
  • built at a cost of Rs. 2,989 crore.

Finally, it is India where the world's largest statue is situated. After eight years since proposing the ambitious project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this Wednesday on the occasion of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's 143rd birth anniversary unveiled the Statue of Unity. It is now the world's tallest statue with a height of 182 meters. The statue of Unity is built in the honor of freedom fighter and India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Sardar Patel statue is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty and has been built at a cost of Rs. 2,989 crore. Apart from the statue itself, there are five other related sites that are constructed along with the world’s tallest statue. These include the walkway, the ticket counter, the food court, the four-lane approach highway, and the ‘Shrestha Bharat Bhavan’ and a 52-room three-star lodging facility for the visitors coming to see the monument.

Speaking on the occasion the PM Modi said that “it is one of the greatest moments in my life today. Because of your blessings, I have been given the honor to be the one who dedicates this amazing statue to the nation.” He further said that today is a day that will be remembered in the history of India. Further, dedicating the statue to the nation, PM Modi said, “Statue of Unity is an answer to all those who question the existence of India. The height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this. It is also symbolic of our engineering and technology affordability.”

The said project had been initiated five years ago by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was then the chief minister of Gujarat.

Section Editor: UTKARSH JAISWAL | 02 Nov 2018 15:21pm IST


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