Photo Gallery: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 'Statue of Unity' unveiled by PM Narendra Modi

Oct 31, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi unveils the 'Statue of Unity'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel unveils 182-metre high 'Statue of Unity' in honour of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat on Oct 31, 2018. 

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The Statue of Unity is the World's Tallest Statue.

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 Union after the partition of 1947. (IANS inputs)

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The Statue of Unity stands 182 meters tall.

It is almost 29 metres taller than China`s Spring Temple Buddha that stands at 153 metres, and almost twice as high as the 93-metre Statue of Liberty in New York. Three Indian Air Force planes flew past the Patel figure and created the tricolour in the sky after Modi inaugurated the giant. ( IANS inputs)

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The Statue of Unity is built on the Sadhu Bet Island on Narmada river in Gujarat.

The Rs 2,389 crore monument is a tribute to Patel who played a major role in integrating the princely states into the Indian Union after the partition of 1947. (IANS inputs)

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The Statue of Unity was unveiled on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Apart from the Patel bronze figure, other major attractions include inauguration of a 17-km-long Valley of flowers, a Tent City for tourists near the statue and a museum dedicated to the life and times of Patel.  The Tent City, located around four km from the Statue of Unity can house more than 500 tourists in one go. A viewing gallery at a height of 153 metres has been created inside the statue to enable tourists to have a view of 1,210 metre long concrete Sardar Sarovar Dam, 3.2 km upstream as well as the nearby Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges. (IANS inputs)

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