Modi unveils Sardar Patel’s statue

Kevadia (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday unveiled the 182-metre high ‘Statue of Unity’ in honour of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and dedicated it to the nation. Built on Sadhu Bet Island on Narmada river, the imposing statue is touted to be the world’s tallest. The Rs 2,389 crore monument is a tribute to Patel who played a major role in integrating the princely states into the Indian Republic.

Built on Sadhu Bet Island on Narmada river, the imposing statue is touted to be the world’s tallest.

The statue is almost 29 metres taller than  Spring Temple Buddha  in China that stands at 153 metres, and almost twice as high as the 93-metre Statue of Liberty in New York.

The Gujarat government expects the statue to boost tourism.

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