The Statue of Unity - the tallest statue in the memory of Sardar Ballavbhai Patel

The article contains information about the Statue of Unity, the tallest structure in the world. The statue will be built in the memory of Sardar Ballavbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India. The project with a total cost of Rs. 2500 crores will be completed within a period of three years. Famous construction agency Turner Construction will be the end to end consultant for completion of the project.

The Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity to be built in the memory of Sardar Ballavbhai Patel (Sardar Patel), will be the tallest statue in the world. The Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel, is known for his contribution in reuniting India after independence. It was a difficult task to pursue the rulers of 550 independent and divided states to join India; however, it was due to Sardar Patel's earnest efforts that helped in building today's India. The statue is a tribute to this great architect of modern and united India. The statue is expected to be the source of inspiration for the upcoming generations and also remind the great works of Sardar Patel.

Location of the Statue of Unity

The statue will be located at Sadhu Bet, an island situated 3 kilometers away from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is gravity dam built on the river Narmada and is a part of Narmada Valley Project. The height of the statue is 182 metres which makes it the tallest one in the world. It is also one of the largest projects of the country. Tourists have to embark in a boat to reach the statue.

The project plan of the Statue of Unity

The Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi had announced this grand project in a press conference in Ahmedabad's GLS auditorium on the last day before completion of his 9 years as Gujarat chief minister. The statue is going to be built by Turner Construction of US who is reputed for building many famous and giant structures such as Burj Dubai, the Yankee Stadium of New York etc. The project cost is estimated to be Rs. 2500 crore and will be completed in 56 months (approximately three years). Turner will be monitoring project management activities right from pre-design phase, floating of tender documents for engineering, procurement and construction. The consultancy fees of Turner itself will be to the tune of Rs. 61 Crores.

According to the plan it will be double the size of 'Statue of Liberty' in the US (the height of the Statue of liberty is 93 meters) and four times higher than the statue of 'Christ the Redeemer' located in Rio De Janeiro. It has been rising with public corporation through a registered society or trust under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Modi who invited suggestions of the adept across the world. The project is owned by Gujarat government's sponsored trust, Sardar Ballavbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET).

Other matters of attraction at Statue of Unity

Among other things of attraction, this memorial will have a museum on the life of Sardar Patel and also a research centre. This research centre will promote research on matters such as good governance, agriculture technology and development for the tribal population which were core matters of importance Sardar Patel. There will be the facility of lift for the visitors to go to the top of the constitution and able to enjoy eye catching sight of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Message of the Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is a symbol of harmony and integrity of the country. This is a way to commemorate the efforts of Sardar Patel which will foster the message of nationalism and unity among the young generation. Sardar Patel was able to make unity among people through his great leadership qualities. Likewise the statue will be able to make strong bonding among the people of India and make feeling of nationalism. It will remind the great history of India and also great patriotic leadership who sacrificed their lives for their motherland.

Related Articles

How to improve memorizing skills

In this article I am going to discuss about simple steps that can help anyone to improve his memorizing abilities. These days people complain about their weak memory power and tell that they cannot keep facts for a long time in their minds. Therefore some simple steps can help anyone to improve their skills in memorizing and in this way they can get rid of their weak memory problems.

Methods to improve Memory / Brain Power

A good memory is a very good tool for a student as well as any one in any profession. In this article I have written about how to improve your memory power. Children usually studies every thing but unable to produce it in the Answer sheet because of poor memory power. Here we will learn some simple steps to increase your memory power.

How can memory be improved?

Every body wants to improve their memory. Memory shows the power of man, so below I have mentioned some basics skills to improve your memory, which will affect your regular life as well as professional life.

How To Boost Up Memory Power The Ayurveda Ways

Don’t worry from your weakening memory loss. Some old Ayurvedic treatments help augment your memory power! By treating yourself with these, you can build your memory power angular. This article has the full details of how you can regain your memory loss the Ayurveda ways.

How to memorize things and objects quickly?

In this article, I will discuss how one can memorize things easily and efficiently. By following a few simple techniques, one can increase his capacity to learn and remember.

More articles: Memory


No responses found. Be the first to comment...

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: