What is the Statue of Unity, Features and Facts? 'Statue of Unity' in the list of 100 greatest places in the world

What is the Statue of Unity?


Statue of Unity is 3.5 km from Sardar Sarovar Dam located in Narmada district near Vadodara, Gujarat. At the bottom, a 182 meter high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was installed on the river island called Sadhubet near Rajpipala.


Why is the Statue of Unity in discussion?


On 31 October 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the 'Statue of Unity' on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and handed it over to the country. It is considered to be the highest statue of the entire world till now.

Statue of Unity Feature:-

  • A lift has been arranged in this statue, so that tourists can go to the heart of the statue. There is a gallery here where 200 tourists can stand together and see the Narmada River, Sardar Sarovar Dam and the valley of flowers situated there surrounded by Satpura and Vindhyanchal hills.
  • 3 km from the Statue of Unity. Tent City, Valley of Flowers and a convention center named Shrestha Bharat Bhavan have also been constructed.
  • This statue is 180 km The air moving at an hourly rate will also stand stable and be capable of withstanding 6.5 magnitude earthquake.
  • Sardar Patel's museum has also been built inside this statue, in which many things related to the memory of Sardar Patel will be kept.

Some important facts about Statue of Unity:-

  • Every year 31 October is celebrated as 'National Unity Day'.
  • A race called 'Run for Unity' is also organized for the youth of the country on the occasion of Patel Jayanti.
  • To participate in the unveiling ceremony of this statue, a train named 'Ekta Train Yatra' was run from Varanasi to Gujarat which was operated till Sardars Patel's ancestral village Karamsad.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is also known as the modern 'Bismarck of India'.

'Statue of Unity' in the list of 100 greatest places in the world

The famous American magazine Time has also included Gujarat's 597-foot-high 'Statue of Unity' in its latest list of the world's greatest places. This list is a compilation of 100 new and new 'places to be noticed' which should be experienced immediately. The 'Statue of Unity' is the tallest statue in the world which is a tribute to the first Home Minister of independent India as well as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Deputy Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, has expressed happiness at being on the list of greatest places in the world. He said, 'It is a matter of pride for every Indian that the Statue of Unity has been included in the list of the world's 100 greatest places of the year 2019. Imagination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more than 20 lakh tourists have come to see this statue so far.

Let us know that the world-class zoo will be ready by October next year near the statue of Unity located in the Narmada district.
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