Statue of Unity inauguration Highlights: PM Narendra Modi unveils Wall of Unity
Built on Sadhu Bet, an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Statue of Unity will dwarf the current tallest statue, the Spring Temple Buddha in China (128m), and is almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district. The 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is touted to be the world’s tallest.
Built on Sadhu Bet, an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the statue will dwarf the current tallest statue, the Spring Temple Buddha in China (128m), and is almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
The PM arrived in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night ahead of the unveiling of the statue on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and headed to Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar for night stay.
Here are the updates:
PM Modi signs visitors book at ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Complex’
PM Modi visits museum, audio-visual gallery
Kevadiya: PM Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and others visit museum & audio-visual gallery at 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Complex' near #StatueOfUnity pic.twitter.com/HCWc2CrQ8z— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
PM Modi inaugurates Wall of Unity
Responsibility to strongly respond to any attempt to divide country: Modi
It is our responsibility to strongly respond to any kind of attempt to divide the country. We should always be alert and be united as a society: PM Modi
Some people look at our campaign through political lenses, PM Modi
I am surprised when some people in this country look at our campaign through political lenses. We are criticised when we praise someone like Sardar Patel and this other great men of the country. We are made to feel that we have committed a grave crime: PM Modi
कई बार तो मैं हैरान रह जाता हूं, जब देश में ही कुछ लोग हमारी इस मुहिम को राजनीति से जोड़कर देखते हैं। सरदार पटेल जैसे महापुरुषों, देश के सपूतों की प्रशंसा करने के लिए भी हमारी आलोचना होने लगती है। ऐसा अनुभव कराया जाता है मानो हमने बहुत बड़ा अपराध कर दिया है : पीएम #StatueOfUnity pic.twitter.com/M4sLhtnAuR— BJP (@BJP4India) October 31, 2018
Statue reflects India’s engineering, technical capabilities: PM
Statue of Unity हमारे इंजीनियरिंग और तकनीकि सामर्थ्य का भी प्रतीक है। बीते करीब साढ़े तीन वर्षों में हर रोज़ कामगारों ने, शिल्पकारों ने मिशन मोड पर काम किया है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2018
राम सुतार जी की अगुवाई में देश के अद्भुत शिल्पकारों की टीम ने कला के इस गौरवशाली स्मारक को पूरा किया है: PM
India stands united because of Sardar Patel’s contribution: PM
सरदार साहब ने संकल्प न लिया होता, तो आज गीर के शेर को देखने के लिए, सोमनाथ में पूजा करने के लिए और हैदराबाद चार मीनार को देखने के लिए हमें वीज़ा लेना पड़ता।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2018
सरदार साहब का संकल्प न होता, तो कश्मीर से कन्याकुमारी तक की सीधी ट्रेन की कल्पना भी नहीं की जा सकती थी: PM @narendramodi
Thought about this project when I was Gujarat CM: PM Modi
This is a project that we had thought about during the time when I was the chief minister of Gujarat. To build the Statue Of Unity, lakhs of farmers from all over India came together, gave their tools, portions of soil and thus, a mass movement started: PM Modi
Fortunate to dedicate this statue to the nation: PM Modi
Events like today are very, very important in a country’s history and such events are difficult to erase. It is a historic and inspiring occasion for all Indians. I am fortunate to dedicate this statue of Sardar Sahab to the nation: PM Modi
Historic event for all Indians, says PM Modi
Historic event for all Indians, says PM Modi after unveiling Statue of Unity in Gujarat.
This is a project that we had thought about during the time I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, says PM Modi
‘Long live Sardar Patel,’ chants PM Modi
Prime Minster Narendra Modi leads chants of ‘Long live Sardar Patel’ and asks crowd to join.
PM Modi unveils Statue of Unity
PM Narendra Modi leads jalabhishek as he unveils Statue of Unity.
Gujarat CM presents PM Modi the first farm tool Gujarat received in ‘Loha Campaign’
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani presents to Prime Minister Narendra Modi the very first farm tool that the state had received in ‘Loha’ campaign.
PM Modi arrives at the venue
PM Narendra Modi arrives at the venue with BJP president Amit Shah, chief minister Vijay Rupani and governors of Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
Sadar Patel’s kin from US, Mumbai at the venue
“37 members of our family from US, Mumbai, Karamsad, Ahmedabad and Vallabh Vidhyanagar have come”, says Sardar Patel’s grand nephew, Dhirubhai Patel.
Once in a lifetime moment, says Sardar Patel’s grand nephew
“This is once in a lifetime moment for me. The government has done excellent work,” says Dhirubhai Patel, grand nephew of Sardar Patel.
Artist from Odisha makes miniature model of Statue of Unity
Odisha: L Eswar Rao, a miniature artist from Bhubaneswar's Jatni, made a miniature model of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's #StatueOfUnity; said it took him three days to make it. #RashtriyaEktaDiwas pic.twitter.com/l7wI90QAPb— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
Family of Sardar Patel present at the venue
37 members of Sardar Patel’s family present at the ceremony.
Jalabhishek with waters of 30 major rivers to take place
Jalabhishek with waters of 30 major rivers to soon mark the unveiling of Statue of Unity.
Fly-past by IAF to mark unveiling
Fly-past by Indian Air Force to take place during inauguration of the world’s tallest statue.
Celebrations underway near Statue of Unity
PM Modi reaches Kevadiya
PM Modi has arrived in Kevadiya and inaugurated the Valley of Flowers along the banks of river Narmada.
Sardar Patel worked hard to make India one: Nirmala Sitharaman
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman was present at the Run For Unity event at Chennai. Commenting on Sardar Patel’s contribution, she said, “Post our freedom movement, Sardar Patel worked hard to get more than 550 princely states together to make India one. It’s only right that we remember him today”.
Scenes of celebration from near the Statue of Unity
Celebrations have begun near the inauguration site ahead of the unveiling of Statue of Unity by PM Modi.
PM Modi reaches Kevadiya ahead of unveiling of Statue of Unity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Kevadiya in Gujarat where he will inaugurate the Statue of Unity, a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Visuals from the site where the Statue of Unity will be inaugurated
‘Run for Unity’ event flagged off in Guwahati
Union health minister JP Nadda and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal flag off the Run for Unity event in Guwahati.
India has today paid tribute to man who built India: Sports minister Rathore
Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore , present at the Run for Unity event in New Delhi, said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue should have been made years ago. India has today paid tribute to a man who built India.
It’s a day of extreme significance, says gymnast Dipa Karmakar
“ I participated in Run For Unity last year as well. It’s a day of extreme significance & I will try my best to witness it the inauguration” Gymnast Dipa Karmakar at “Run for Unity” in Delhi.
Run for Unity flagged off in Delhi by home minister & sports minister
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flagged off “Run for Unity” in Delhi on 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar was among a host of sportsperson present for the Run of Unity event.
Bow to the great Sardar Patel, the stalwart who unified India: PM Modi
Ahead of unveiling the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to India’s first home minister in a tweet.
देश को एकता के सूत्र में पिरोने वाले लौह पुरुष सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल को उनकी जयंती पर कोटि-कोटि नमन।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2018
We bow to the great Sardar Patel, the stalwart who unified India and served the nation tirelessly, on his Jayanti.