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PM Modi unveils the tallest statue in the world; Read 10 Important points here

PM Modi unveils the tallest statue in the world; Read 10 Important points here
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Statue of Unity: As the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was unveiled today (Wednesday) in Gujarat. This function is organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel on October 31. Patel’s 182-meter tall statue is being announced as the world’s tallest statue. Governor of Gujarat OP Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, State Home Minister Pradeep Singh Jadeja and Chief Secretary JN Singh received Prime Minister Modi at Ahmedabad Airport.

10 Important Points about the Statue of Unity

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also mentioned the highest statue of the world during Japan’s tour during the interaction with Indians. He has also invited them to see this idol statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. It is said that for the inauguration ceremony of the idol, the Gujarat Government has invited all the political and other celebrities of the country.

  2. 1,347 crore was spent in constructing the main statue of Sardar Patel, while Rs 235 crore was spent on exhibition halls and auditorium centers. At the same time, 657 crores will be spent on the maintenance of the structure for the next 15 years after completion of the construction work. While 83 crore rupees has been spent on the construction of the bridge.

  1. The foundation stone of this memorial was laid on October 31, 2013, at Patel’s 138th anniversary, when PM Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. For this, the campaign of collecting iron in the country was also organized by the BJP.

  2. The cost of Sardar Patel’s status is near about Rs 2,989 crore. According to the company, except for the task of laying bronze, the rest is completed by India. This statue is located at a distance of 3.5 kilometers from the Sardar Sarovar dam on the river Narmada. The company said that the construction of the rafts actually started on December 19, 2015 and it was completed in 33 months.

  3. The 153 meter tall Buddha statue of the Spring Temple located in China was the record of being the tallest statue ever. But the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has now left China Behind it. The size of th182-meter high ‘Statue of Unity‘ is twice the size of New York’s 93-meter high ‘Statue of Liberty’.

  1. The total weight of the Statue of Unity is 1700 tonnes and the height is 522 ft, which is approx 182 meters. The image itself is unique. The height of its feet is 80 ft, the height of the arm is 70 ft, the height of the shoulder height is 140 and the height of the face is 70 ft.

  2. This statue of Sardar Patel was constructed under the supervision of Ram V. Sutar. Ram V. Sutar was awarded by Padma Bhushan in 2016.
  3. Statue maker company Larsen & Toubro claimed that the Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue and only take 33 months to complete. China took 11 years to build Buddha statue of Spring Temple.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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