On the 193rd anniversary of his birth, a likeness of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at 182 metres tall will be unveiled as the largest statue in the world bar none.
Indian workers carry on construction works at the 'Statue Of Unity, ' a monument dedicated to Indian independence leader Vallabhbhai Patel, at Kevadiya Colony in the vicinity of Narmada Dam, Aug. 25, 2018, from Ahmedabad in Gujarat state. Iron was collected from all over the country for the statue of Sardar Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India.
- Developed on the banks of River Narmada on Sadhu Bet - 3.2 km downstream of Sardar Sarovar Dam, visitors can have a view of 200 km of the Dam and the Satpura and Vindhya Mountain ranges from a viewing platform at the level of the statue's chest. He had promised to deliver the project, despite criticism that India couldn't afford to spend so much money on such an indulgence.
Air force jets and helicopters showered flower petals on the statue during the lavish ceremony, while some 5,000 police officers patrolled the area around the statue.
Mayawati said that Sardar Patel had a following all over the country and was respected by people cutting across caste and community, but dragging him into regional politics shows the "narrow-mindedness" of BJP leaders.
The construction work has taken almost four years to complete the mega project.
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Including the pedestal, the Statue of Liberty stands about half as tall at 305 feet.
The Statue of Unity will be able to withstand wind speeds of up to 180 km and also an natural disaster of up to 6.5 in richter scale.
"Patel, a titan of India's freedom struggle, unified the country and stopped it from disintegration".
While campaigning in 2013 to become prime minister, Mr Modi said, "every Indian regrets that Sardar Patel did not become the first prime minister".
"Like India's Taj Mahal or the Egyptian pyramids, which could also be argued as extravagant, Patel's statue will also have a long-term value".
The massive statue has more of a Chinese connection than merely dislodging the Spring Temple Buddha statue from being the world's tallest. The BBC reported that locals have expressed deep concern that they still lack basic irrigation facilities vital to the region's economy while mass investment has been diverted to a largely-ceremonial project. The current design would make it 212m high.