The Statue of Unity in Kevadiya

The Statue of Unity in Kevadiya

The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Indian politician and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home minister of independent India and the chief adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the non-violent Indian Independence movement.

Patel was highly respected for his leadership in uniting the 552 princely states of India to form the single Union of India. It is located in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres.

A view of Statue of Unity, in Kevadia colony of Narmada district, Gujarat / Image: PTI
The statue under construction in January 2018 / Image: Wikimedia Commons

The construction of the statue started in October 2013 by Larsen & Toubro, who received the contract for ₹3,000 crore / USD $40-45 Million / Euro €35-40 Million from Center Government. It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, the 143rd birth anniversary of Patel.

Built by over 250 engineers and 3,400 labourers. Using 70,000 tonnes of cement, 18,500 tonnes of steel bars, 6,000 tonnes of structural steel and 1,700 tonnes of bronze / Image: AFP/ Getty Images

Featured Image: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Statue / Image: Youtube





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