Prime Minister dedicates Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ to nation


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated a 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel built near the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. 

Highlights:

*Prime Minister of India unveiled  the Statue of Unity in dedication to Iron Man Sardar Vallabhai Patel on his birth anniversary known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) celebrated on 31st October.
*It is located facing the Narmada Dam, at Kevadiya in Gujarat.
*It has been built by Larsen and Toubro and the state-run Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
*The statue has been designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar.
* At 182 metres, the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be the tallest statue in the world, surpassing the height of Spring Temple Buddha in China, which had previously held the record at 153 metres.
*The dedication ceremony shall comprise a flypast of IAF aircraft and performances of cultural troupes.
* The Surya Kiran of the Air Force will perform aerobatics in the sky over the statue while spreading the colours of the Indian flag in the sky. At the same time, a team of Jaguar fighter aircraft will also fly and a team of MI-17 choppers will shower rose petals on the statue.



Prime Minister dedicates Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ to nation Prime Minister dedicates Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ to nation Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on October 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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