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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sardar Vallabhai Patel

         The Statue of Unity is built in the memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Sardar Patel), is the tallest statue in the world (182 metres). The Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel, is known for his contribution in reuniting India after independence. It was a difficult task to pursue the rulers of 550 independent and divided states to join India. However, it was due to Sardar Patel’s earnest efforts that helped in building today’s India. The statue is a tribute to this great architect of modern and united India. The statue is expected to be the source of inspiration for the upcoming generations and also remind the great works of Sardar Patel.

       The statue is located at Sadhu Bet, an island situated 3 kilometers away from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is gravity dam built on the river Narmada and is a part of Narmada Valley Project. The height of the statue is 182 metres which makes it the tallest one in the world. It is also one of the largest projects of the country. Tourists have to embark in a boat to reach the statue.


Statue of Sardar Ji at River Narmada

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