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In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Kevadiya

PM Modi inaugrated the 'Statue of Unity' built on Sadhu Bet, an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 31, 2018 22:53 IST ]
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Governors Vajubhai Vala, Anandiben Patel and BJP President Amit Shah at the dedication of the Statue of Unity (182-meters or 597 feet bronze statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel), at Kevadiya Colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Governors Vajubhai Vala, Anandiben Patel and BJP President Amit Shah at the dedication of the Statue of Unity (182-meters or 597 feet bronze statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel), at Kevadiya Colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 'Statue of Unity' as Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, BJP President Amit Shah and others look on during the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel at Kevadiya colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018.
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 'Statue of Unity' as Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, BJP President Amit Shah and others look on during the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel at Kevadiya colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of Valley of Flowers, overlooking a 182-meters high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018. Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of Valley of Flowers, overlooking a 182-meters high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018. Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other dignitaries are also seen.

  • Sardar Patel's family and relatives pose for a group photograph with 'Statue Of Unity' in the backdrop, at Kevadiya colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the a182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.
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    Sardar Patel's family and relatives pose for a group photograph with 'Statue Of Unity' in the backdrop, at Kevadiya colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the a182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.

  • A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - Statue of Unity, in Kevadiya colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 182-meters high statue, believed to be the tallest in the world.
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    A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - Statue of Unity, in Kevadiya colony in Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 182-meters high statue, believed to be the tallest in the world.

  • The Statue of Unity will be open to the public from November 3. Tickets can be booked online at www.soutickets.in.
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    The Statue of Unity will be open to the public from November 3. Tickets can be booked online at www.soutickets.in.

  • The statue occupies over 20,000 square meters and is surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake. The
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    The statue occupies over 20,000 square meters and is surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake. The "Statue of Unity' is the world's tallest statue of height 182 metres. It is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US. The statue showcases Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Home Minister, dressed up in a traditional dhoti and shawl, towering over river Narmada.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue now tops the list of world's tallest statues.

  • The 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is located at Kevadiya in Narmada District of Gujarat  
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    The 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is located at Kevadiya in Narmada District of Gujarat

     

  • At 182 metres, it is 23 metres taller than China's Spring Temple Buddha statue and almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty (93 metres tall) in US
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    At 182 metres, it is 23 metres taller than China's Spring Temple Buddha statue and almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty (93 metres tall) in US

  • The 129 tonnes of iron for the statue came from melting the farm impelements donated by 100 million farmers in 169,000 villages from across the nation.  
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    The 129 tonnes of iron for the statue came from melting the farm impelements donated by 100 million farmers in 169,000 villages from across the nation.

     

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this project in 2010, while he was serving as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The foundation stone for the memorial was laid in 2013.
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this project in 2010, while he was serving as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The foundation stone for the memorial was laid in 2013.

  • Statue of Unity
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    Statue of Unity

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET) was established by the Government of Gujarat for its construction.
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    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET) was established by the Government of Gujarat for its construction.

  • The Statue of Unity has been designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar.
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    The Statue of Unity has been designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar.

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