Sardar Patel who integrated states, banned RSS, now has tallest statue in the world
The tallest statue in the world was unveiled in Gujarat on Wednesday.
The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first home minister, was dedicated to nation on his birth anniversary.
Known as 'Statue of Unity', it stands 182 metres tall, at Kevadiya in Gujarat.
Sardar Patel, one of the most prominent freedom fighters, was Gandhi's trusted lieutenant and as independent India's first home minister, he played a unique role in integration of princely states into the Union of India.
Also, he first banned Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the wake of Gandhi's assassination. On the occasion of Patel's 143rd birth anniversary, there are celebrations across India. The statue is located nearly 200 km from Ahmedabad.
PM Narendra Modi unveiled the statue, which is nearly 182 metres or 600 feet tall--twice the size of the Statue of Liberty in America. The Rs 3000 crore project overlooking Sardar Sarovar Dam is likely to draw visitors from all over the world and give a filip to tourism.