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Prime Minister unveils worlds tallest statue, Sardar Patels Statue of Unity

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          Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled the Statue of Unity, the tallest in the world, as a tribute to freedom icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary. Air Force planes showered flowers on the statue in a grand inaugural event on the banks of the Narmada river in Gujarat as PM Modi dedicated it to the nation. The Sardar Patel statue, twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty, has been built at a cost of Rs. 2,989 crore and is located in Gujarat, 3.2 km downstream of the Narmada dam. "Today is a day that will be remembered in the history of India. No Indian will ever forget this day," PM Modi said, paying glowing tribute to Sardar Patel.

          The statue depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Home Minister, wearing a traditional dhoti and shawl, towering over river Narmada. Iron was collected from all over the country for the statue of Sardar Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India. The statue can withstand severe wind velocity and severe earthquakes. 

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31 October, 2018

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