It is one of my dreams to see the celebration of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. We all know that world’s tallest statue which resembles Statue of Unity was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat on October 31 on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Located on a river island called Sadhu Bet, near Rajpipla in Gujarat, Statue of Unity will be open to the public from November 3. You can book online tickets here.
On the banks of the Narmada stands the majestic statue of a great man, who devoted his entire life towards nation building.
It was an absolute honour to dedicate the #StatueOfUnity to the nation.
We are grateful to Sardar Patel for all that he did for India. pic.twitter.com/q2F4uMRjoc
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2018
“Brothers and Sisters, this highest statue of the world will be remembered for the whole world, our future generations, the courage, strength and determination of that person,” Modi said at National Unity Day ceremony.
You can watch the video of construction from the year 2016.
— Statue Of Unity (@souindia) April 25, 2016
Today I would like to share you some surprising facts of India’s First Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the Statue of Unity.
1. It Is Two Times Taller Than Statue Of Liberty. Yes, You Have To Climb 182 meters, or 597 feet, Into The Sky To Reach The Top Of The Statue of Unity
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ordered The Statue Built When He Was Gujarat Chief Minister. It Took 33 Months To Build.
3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Is Called The Iron Man of India Because Of His Dedication And Will To Get Rid Of British Raj
4. The Statue of Unity Is Made Of 1,700 Tonnes Of Bronze And 1,850 Tonnes Of Bronze Cladding On The Exterior And Is Built By Larsen & Toubro Ltd At A Cost Of ₹2,989 Crore