India Holds Worlds’s Tallest Statue – Do we really need one?
Now India becomes the proud nation to hold the worlds tallest statue at the bank of Narmada river. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the “Statue of Unity” on 31-10-2018. “Statue of Unity” is the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Modi opened the Tallest statue on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversay. “Statue of Unity” is simply a man made wonder.
Height : 182mtr
Design Time : 13 months
Construction Time : 33 Months
Concrete : 2,10,000 cubic meter
Structural Steel : 6,500 tonnes
Reinforcement Steel : 18,500 tonnes
Bronze : 1,700 tonnes
Public viewing Gallery : 135 mtr height
Who is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel?
To know more about Patel lets dig into the history to know more about him. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel also know as the IRONMAN of India. He is the first Deputy Prime Minister of India and Home Minister. Patel was a congressman and was close to the heart of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He was born in 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel made a major contribution to India it’s combining all Princely states to India. After the Independence, a Major task lies with the newly formed Indian government. India is not a single nation with a single language, culture, moral values, and Tradition. Congress finds the best man to join all princely states to India. They decided only Patel can do it Even Mahatma Gandhi wants Patel to do that. Vallabhbhai took charge and combined more than 100’s of princely states to India.
Do we really need 3000cr worth statue?
If this question arises in you are one among the millions with the same thought. 3000cr its too high price for a statue but considering “Statue of Unity” as Tourism booster it could be considered worthy. Since “Statue of Unity” is the Tallest statue in the world it could bring more tourist from all over the world.
Tallest statue, Why Vallabhbhai?
There could be a bunch of reason for choosing Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. When BJP chose to make Tallest statue in the world there are mixed reactions around India. BJP wants to be part of the history so they made a remarkable record Tallest statue in World if that was the tallest building record will be broken easily. Choosing Statue to make history is a good choice because no Nation wants to spend huge money on making statue any since its boost Tourism it is considerable. On the Other Hand why Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel? Maybe to avoid the controversy BJP might have chosen Opposition members from Congress party. There was strong protest happened in Gujarat against BJP by Patel community Hardik Patel the person who led it. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel once in a letter to RSS Chief wrote ” The Activites of the RSS Constitutes a clear threat to the existence of the Government and the State.” but still BJP wants to have the Vallabhbhai’s Tallest Statue.
Did you know Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel birth and Indira Gandhi Death anniversary falls on the same date?
News sources from the Vadodara States Thousands of tribal villages near the site of Vallabhbhai states shifted. Local tribes are 75,000 people affected by the project. Tribal leader Dr. Praful Vasava said, “No food will be cooked in 72 villages affected by the entire project, as we will be mourning on that day for the project is being carried out for our destruction.”
On the Inauguration day of Statue of Unity, a name board consists of Statue of unity in 11 Languages but it was wrongly spelled in Tamil.