India has produced several legends, who have brought glory to the nation. Some of India’s great leaders have moulded the structure and future of India with their ideas and work. One such leader who glorified the motherland is Shri. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: the first Deputy Prime Minister of India!
Iron man of India
He was an Indian barrister, a statesman and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress. Furthermore, he was a founding father of the Republic of India. He played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided us into a united & independent nation.
Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity has been built in the honour of the ‘Iron Man of India’. Above all, it is the world’s tallest statue giganting a height of 182 meters (597 ft)! This monstrous structure couldn’t have been built just like that, so a special purpose vehicle: Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET), was established by the Government of Gujarat for its construction. The outreach programme was carried out across India at the end of 2013. While the construction started on 31st October 2013 and completed in mid-October 2018. It will be inaugurated by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018. Also, the initial total cost of the project was estimated to be about 3,001 crores!
The Statue of Unity is not only twice as large as America’s Statue of Liberty but it is also larger than statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil!
“We remember Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary. We are proud of his contribution to India before we attained freedom and during the early years after we became independent” – Mr. Narendra Modi
Sardar Patel ji will always be a vital part of India and its constitution. Above all we need more and more leaders like him to move our country forward. It has been India’s good fortune to have a man with such strong ideas and vigour.
Happy Birthday Sardar Patel ji!