Statue of Unity is the tallest statue of the world. It is dedicated to India’s Iron man Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. It is about Twice of the statue of liberty and located in Narmada District, Gujarat, India. The height of Statue is 182 meters tall and including base 240 meters. This Statue surrounded by water and there is huge space in surrounding of this statue about 2 hectares. It is beautifully designed by Ram V. Sutar.
Now it is open for all. Statue of unity dedicated to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 143rd birth, 31 October 2018. From this day everyone can visit there. Tickets or passes are required to see this statue. It is a Proud moment for India to create a new record.
What Statue of unity Represent?
It represents the unity of India. In this country followers of a different religion are surviving there and speak different languages. Different states have different culture and languages but they represent themselves as an Indian and this is the unity of India.
They celebrate Festival together and enjoy the different colors of this country and the Statue of unity Represents this unity of Nation. Every Religion and States show their patriotism by joining the Indian Forces and doing their national duties with honesty.
Why Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue Formed as Statue of unity?
Before the independence of India. There are 565 self- governing princely states were there and Patel Ji brought all princely states together and made a country “India”. This the reason to choose Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to make the statue Of Unity.
It is the main reason behind the name of this statue. It shows how Patel Ji Brought this princely states together to make a unit and this statue of unity is the symbol of unity of Indian Country
Impact on Travel and Tourism Sector of India
It Increases the profit of the travel and tourism sector and increases tourism. Create Employment and it attracts the tourist to visit India and beneficial for the tourism sector and in favor of the growth of Indian travel and tourism sector.
Ram V. Sutar designed the Statue of Unity and built by Larsen & Toubro Company. The total cost was occurred estimated 28.63 Billion Rupees. This project was Started From 31st October 2013 and It opens for Public from 31st October 2018
- Local Tribals was Oppose for this project Because they all depend on farming and their large piece of land have gone in this project. Sarpanchas of 22 villagers wrote a letter They said
“ These Forests, Rivers, Waterfalls, plan, and Agriculture Supported Us For Generations. We Survived On them. But, Everything is being Destroyed now and Celebrations are also Planned. Don’t You Think its akin to Celebrating Someone’s death? We Feel so, “.
“We all Villagers want to tell you with extreme Grief that we will not welcome on October 31. Even if You Come Here like an Unwanted Guest, You are not welcome Here, “it added.
2. Many Indians Thought it is the wastage of Government Can utilise this amount in development skills, employment and Facilities. And this activities will perform better in Favour of Nation and Give good Return on This Investment.
3. Oppositions and Some other Citizens believed that It is political Stunt or Activity to win the Next Election of 2019 and said it has done for winning Election as well as for Political Benefits and associate this from pride.
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