Statue Of Unity: A Tribute To Great Man Of United India
The BJP grassroots units have been told to collect iron tools such as sickles, hoes and hedge clippers from farmers for the statue of unity which will be built on a rocky island on the Narmada river, about 3.5 km south of the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.
These iron tools are collected from the farmers, as Sardar Patel was considered to be a great leader of farmers. These tools will be handed over to the block heads and finally transported to the Gujrat. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadiya which will be the world's tallest statue in the world.
PM Modi had reportedly asked the Gujarat chief minister to give a progress report and the reasons for almost two years' delay in the project. Soon after Modi became Prime Minister, the project was declared a 'national project' and the central government allocated Rs200 crore for the initial phase of construction.
Patel is often referred to as the Iron Man of India. He was the first Indian Home Minister, who used his political skills to merge over 550 princely estates, soon after independence in 1947. In fact, Hyderabad was the last royal estate to get absorbed in India in the 1950s. This statue is expected to be the costliest statues in India. The statue symbolizes unity in the face of adversity. It is about a man who united India when the country was on the path of division. The Statue of Unity is being designed by Ram V. Sutar, 91, who has already created more than 200 distinct statues, many of them massive.
It is a matter of pride for all Indians that the NDA government is building a world-class monument to honor the “Real Sardar”, architect of united India by collecting small pieces of iron from across the country.