Statue of Unity: know about the world largest Statue in the World
The Statue of Unity is the tribute to the great movement freedom leader Vallabhbhai Patel during Indian independence. The statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel lovingly remembered as the Iron Man of India. This Statue of Unity was inaugurated by Shree Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on the 143rd birth anniversary dated on 31st October 2018 of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This Statue of Unity is located in 3.2 km downstream of Narmada dam, Narmada district Gujarat, India. It is the biggest statue in the world.
Today is a great day to all the Indians and remembered in the history of India. Every Indian people will be proud today to launching this statue and never forget this day.
“PM Shree Narendra Modi said, paying glowing tribute to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
If we compare the statue of unity to the Statue of Liberty, it has 182 meters (Approx 597 ft) and tallest statue in the world. Or we can say that the Statue of Unity has Double the height to the Statue of Liberty in New York. It approximates cost nearly Rs 3,000 crores to complete this statue. It was constructed in a record time of 33 months. Its backdrops occupy over 20,000 square meters and are surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake.
Some top 5 interesting Key features of the Sardar Patel statue in Gujarat:
- When he was the chief minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi opened this project five years ago.
- The statue gives a full energetic picture of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, wearing a good traditional dhoti and shawl. Iron and other raw materials were gathered from all over the country for the statue of Sardar Patel.
- The Statue of Unity has been designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Shree Ram V Sutar, built by Larsen and Toubro and Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd and constructed in 33 months with the highly talented Engineers and team members.
- Around 200 visitors at a time to watching museum and audiovisual gallery, covers a traditional view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, its reservoir, and the Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges.
- After the statue is open for the public, around 15,000 visitors each day. This museum has around 2,000+ photographs, 40,000+ documents, including a Research Centre devoted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s life.