- Kevadiya Colony in Narmada district is all geared up to witness history being unfolded at Sadhu Bet island as Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the world's tallest statue - the Statue of Unity - dedicated to India's 'Iron Man,' Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today.
Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity inauguration today: World’s tallest statue is an engineering marvel.
Built as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat. An engineering marvel completed in a record time of 33 months, the design of the statue took a lot of brainstorming among experts due to various challenges related to its location, height, and pose.
Ready in a record 33 months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue, known as the Statue of Unity, in the Narmada district of Gujarat. Against the picturesque backdrop of Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain ranges and the Narmada river, the giant memorial is the world’s tallest statue at 600 feet and is expected to be a major tourist destination in Gujarat.
The Statue of Unity is so towering that even if you are 6-feet high the statue will still be 100 times larger than you. From the outside, the Sardar Patel statue is filled with 1,700 tonnes of bronze and 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding made up of 565 macro and 6,000 micro panels. The core of the statue is made up of 210,000 cu.m. of cement concrete, 18,500 tonnes of reinforced steel and 6,500 tonnes of structural steel.
India’s new Statue of Unity, which will be formally unveiled Wednesday, depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an independence-era leader credited with uniting the fledgling nation in the 1940s when he served as India’s first home minister.
Patel, known as India’s “Iron Man,” “This memorial to Sardar is going to become a worldwide tourist attraction,”