India will inaugurate today the tallest statue in the world that measures 182 meters high. This monument is located in the state of Gujarat, on the Sardar Sarovar dam, in the west of the country.
The sculpture called “Statute of Unity” reflects Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an icon of the country for participating in the battle of Indian independence. He was known as the “Man of Steel” because he was able to unite two rival states.
Tomorrow, on the Jayanti of Sardar Patel, the ‘Statue of Unity’ will be dedicated to the nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 30, 2018
Its construction began in 2013 and is a project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been criticized on social networks for this. In a letter sent to the local administration, the inhabitants of the sector state that they do not want to see the day of the inauguration of the minister, Modi. “You are not welcome here on October 31st. If he comes here as an unwelcome guest, we will not welcome him, “says the letter.
The statue, which is located about 200 kilometers from the main city of the state, Ahmedabad is priced at the US $ 430 million. More than 2500 workers participated in the construction, where 24 thousand tons of steel and iron, 75 thousand cubic meters of homigón and 22 thousand tons of bronze sheets were used, a material with which the work was covered.
Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. The Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel forged our unity and integrity. India will forever remember his services to the nation #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 31, 2018
Considered now as the highest in the world, it exceeds the Buddha of the Spring Temple in China with a height of 153 meters, Laykyun Setkyar in Burma with 130 meters; the Statue of Liberty in the United States with 93 meters; the Christ Redeemer of Brazil with 38 meters, among others.
However, in 2021 the statue is expected to be surpassed by a monument in memory of the warrior king Shivaji , who surpassed it by 8 meters more.
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