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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.(HT Photo)

‘Iron man of India’: Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Patel was a leader of the Congress party, a lawyer by profession and as the first home minister and deputy prime minister of India, he is credited largely with the unification of the princely states in India after independence from the British.
President Kovind addressed the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia on Wednesday.(@rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter Photo)
President Kovind addressed the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia on Wednesday.(@rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter Photo)

Oppn has an important role: President Kovind at All India Presiding Officers’ Conference

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:39 PM IST
The Lok Sabha has organised the two-day conference at the banks of the Narmada River to celebrate the Constitution Day. The theme of the event is “Harmonious Coordination Between Legislature, Executive and Judiciary - Key to a Vibrant Democracy.”
Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj (1870-1954) led an austere life as a Jain Saint working selflessly and dedicatedly to spread the message of Lord Mahavira.(File Photo)
Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj (1870-1954) led an austere life as a Jain Saint working selflessly and dedicatedly to spread the message of Lord Mahavira.(File Photo)

PM Modi unveils ‘Statue of Peace’ to mark 151st birth anniversary of Jainacharya Vijay Vallabh

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The 151-inch tall statue has been made from Ashtadhatu- 8 metals, with Copper being the major constituent, and is being installed at Vijay Vallabh Sadhana Kendra, Jetpura, in Pali, Rajasthan.
The seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will cost Rs 4,800 per person.(ANI/Twitter)
The seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will cost Rs 4,800 per person.(ANI/Twitter)

PM Modi launches seaplane from Statue of Unity to Sabarmati, takes a ride

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:55 PM IST
This 19-seater seaplane will be used for flights between the Sabarmati riverfront and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity in Kevadia as a part of regional connectivity scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen in this file photo. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed officer trainees belonging to various civil services currently undergoing the foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen in this file photo. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed officer trainees belonging to various civil services currently undergoing the foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie.(PTI Photo)

‘Minimum govt, maximum governance should be your mantra’: PM Modi to young probationers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the work of the steel frame is not just to provide the base and only to manage ongoing arrangements as he addressed civil services probationers.
PM Modi speaking on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(ANI Twitter)
PM Modi speaking on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(ANI Twitter)

‘I steered clear of controversies but…’: PM Modi tears into Congress over Pulwama

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 04:42 PM IST
In his address to a gathering on the occasion, PM Modi said that the truth behind Pulwama terror attack was revealed after claims made by an Imran Khan government minister in Pakistan Parliament. 
PM Modi said 130 crore Indians together honoured the Covid-19 warriors in their fight against the pandemic(ANI/Twitter)
PM Modi said 130 crore Indians together honoured the Covid-19 warriors in their fight against the pandemic(ANI/Twitter)

India is fighting Covid-19 and coming out of it: PM Modi at Statue of Unity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:51 PM IST
On the occasion of National Unity Day, PM Modi visited the Statue of Unity in Kevadia and paid his respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 145th birth anniversary.
The Prime Minister’s remarks come in the backdrop of total Covid-19 cases in India inching close to the 8 million-mark, the second highest in the world after the US(ANI)
The Prime Minister’s remarks come in the backdrop of total Covid-19 cases in India inching close to the 8 million-mark, the second highest in the world after the US(ANI)

Stay patient, buy local: Modi amid muted festivities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:24 AM IST
“We must think of our braveheart soldiers who are firmly stationed on our borders in the line of duty, even during these festive times… all in the service and security of Mother India,” Modi said in his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio address .
Statue of Unity will be open for 2,500 tourists from Saturday, the first day of Navratri 2020. (PTI)
Statue of Unity will be open for 2,500 tourists from Saturday, the first day of Navratri 2020. (PTI)

Statue of Unity to reopen from October 17: Check latest guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Entry will be allowed to tourists only in the slot for which the tickets have been purchased.
Anand Mahindra’s tweet shows a picture he’s reserved for his ‘album of prized memories’.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Anand Mahindra’s tweet shows a picture he’s reserved for his ‘album of prized memories’.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Anand Mahindra met ‘real Iron Man’. See pic to know who he’s talking about

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:26 PM IST
“At the feet of the real Iron Man—not the Marvel character!” Anand Mahindra tweeted.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said the BJP government at the Centre has fulfilled his dream by fully integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India.(HT Photo)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said the BJP government at the Centre has fulfilled his dream by fully integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India.(HT Photo)

Sardar Patel’s dream fulfilled with J-K’s full integration: Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 05:16 PM IST
At an event organised in Panchkula on Patel’s 144th birth anniversary, which is celebrated as the National Unity Day every year, he paid glowing tributes to the first home minister of India.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel became the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister after India’s independence.(Illustration: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel became the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister after India’s independence.(Illustration: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: Iron man who unified India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 04:21 PM IST
This iconic figure of India’s freedom movement is often referred to as the Iron Man and the Unifier of India, for playing a pivotal role in the integration of more than 500 princely states to form a new and united India post independence.
Reddy was addressing the media, when he spoke about some of the important decisions taken by the central government after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.(HT image)
Reddy was addressing the media, when he spoke about some of the important decisions taken by the central government after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.(HT image)

Centre orders survey for destroyed temples in Jammu and Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Reddy said the administrations of the two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh would come into being on October 31, which also happened to be the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Narendra Modi government had the strength Patel had desired. He was speaking at Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Wednesday(HT Photo)
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Narendra Modi government had the strength Patel had desired. He was speaking at Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Wednesday(HT Photo)

Hindustan Purvoday Summit: PM Narendra Modi fulfilled Patel’s wish on Article 370, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The minister suggested the winds of change were blowing in Jammu and Kashmir but some people failed to see it.
PM Modi tweeted a short 90-second video, sharing an aerial view of the Statue of Unity that is billed as the world’s tallest.(Screengrab)
PM Modi tweeted a short 90-second video, sharing an aerial view of the Statue of Unity that is billed as the world’s tallest.(Screengrab)

PM Modi 69th Birthday: Have a look, tweets PM Modi from Gujarat’s Kevadiya with a 90-second video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 02:51 PM IST
PM Modi tweeted a short 90-second video, sharing an aerial view of the statute that is billed as the world’s tallest.
On account of Hindi Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on Saturday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
On account of Hindi Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on Saturday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

On Hindi Diwas, PM Narendra Modi says ‘Hindi integrates simplicity, clarity and elegance’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Home minister Amit Shah also tweeted on the occasion of Hindi Diwas urging citizens to promote and maximise the use of both their mother tongue and Hindi language so as to contribute to realizing Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s dream.
Six of the remaining countries nominated ancient and historical sites while one chose the natural beauty of a lake for the campaign.(HT image)
Six of the remaining countries nominated ancient and historical sites while one chose the natural beauty of a lake for the campaign.(HT image)

India lists Statue of Unity as a ‘wonder’

Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 04:23 AM IST
The 597-feet tall statue of former deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was nominated as India’s choice for ‘Eight Wonders of the SCO’ after the Prime Minister’s office’s approval, the people added.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Narendra Modi government corrected a ‘historic blunder’ by scrapping Article 370(HT PHOTO)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Narendra Modi government corrected a ‘historic blunder’ by scrapping Article 370(HT PHOTO)

Nehru was wrong on Kashmir, Patel right, says Ravi Shankar Prasad; Congress strikes back

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah showed immense courage and corrected the “historic blunder” of Article 370. Prasad also credited the then home minister Vallabbhai Patel with holding the “right” perspective on Kashmir.
Incidentally, ‘Iron Man of India’ is a title that is often used to refer to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.(PTI image)
Incidentally, ‘Iron Man of India’ is a title that is often used to refer to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.(PTI image)

‘You are truly Iron Man of India’: Mukesh Ambani praises Amit Shah

Gandhinagar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:02 AM IST
Addressing the gathering at the convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University here, Ambani said: “Amit bhai, you are a true karmyogi, you are truly Iron Man of our country. Gujarat, and now India, is blessed to have a leader like you.”
PM Modi said he is happy that the Statue of Unity in Gujarat is emerging as a popular tourist spot.(HT file photo)
PM Modi said he is happy that the Statue of Unity in Gujarat is emerging as a popular tourist spot.(HT file photo)

‘Excellent news’: PM Narendra Modi on Statue of Unity in TIME’s greatest places list

New Delhi | By Press Trust India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:58 PM IST
In his Independence Day speech, Modi had urged people to visit at least 15 tourist destinations in India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(ANI Photo)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(ANI Photo)

‘BJP misrepresenting Patel’s contribution’: Shashi Tharoor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 07:05 AM IST
The truth is that Sardar Patel and Nehruji were a team, and they worked together as one on very many issues, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
Modi said the programme should be apolitical and asked parliamentarians to ensure maximum participation of the local people.(ANI)
Modi said the programme should be apolitical and asked parliamentarians to ensure maximum participation of the local people.(ANI)

PM Modi asks BJP MPs to hold foot march to mark Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 09:31 AM IST
The prime Minister also suggested that these padyatras can be conducted between October 2 and January 30, the death anniversary of Gandhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Gujarat.(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Gujarat.(AFP)

Lok Sabha election 2019: ‘Sardar Patel’s statue not meant to disrespect Nehru’: PM Modi

Hidnustan Times, Amreli, Gujarat | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 12:32 PM IST
In an election rally in Gujarat , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue in Gujarat was not intended to disrespect former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru
The reptiles, the largest around three metres, are being lured into metal cages and moved elsewhere in the western state of Gujarat on the back of pickup trucks.(AFP)
The reptiles, the largest around three metres, are being lured into metal cages and moved elsewhere in the western state of Gujarat on the back of pickup trucks.(AFP)

300 crocodiles relocated to allow seaplane service at Statue of Unity

Ahmedabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The reptiles, the largest around three metres, are being lured into metal cages and moved elsewhere in the western state of Gujarat on the back of pickup trucks.

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges people to work towards advancement of country

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 04:09 PM IST
PM Modi invoked Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to claim had the political titan not been there Indians would have needed Pakistani visa to visit Hyderabad, the present-day capital of Telangana.(AP)
PM Modi invoked Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to claim had the political titan not been there Indians would have needed Pakistani visa to visit Hyderabad, the present-day capital of Telangana.(AP)

Telangana elections 2018: KCR is an apprentice of Sonia Gandhi, says PM Modi

Nizamabad/Mahbubnagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 09:26 PM IST
PM Modi invoked Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to claim had the political titan not been there Indians would have needed Pakistani visa to visit Hyderabad, the present-day capital of Telangana. Patel was widely credited for the annexation of the princely state of Hyderabad whose Muslim ruler did not want to join the Indian union.
Uttar Pradesh government will install a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh government will install a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Amid mandir demand, 221-foot statue of Lord Ram cleared for Ayodhya

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had on October 31, inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country’s first home minister, in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally ahead of state assembly elections, in Chhatarpur on November 24.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally ahead of state assembly elections, in Chhatarpur on November 24.(PTI Photo)

Had Sardar Patel been country’s first PM, farmers would not have been ruined, says Narendra Modi

Mandsaur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 07:48 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Mod said at a rally in Mandsaur that, “The farmers would not have been ruined during the Congress’s 55-year-rule had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the country’s first prime minister.”
Buddhists monks clean a statue of Lord Buddha in West Bengal. (Representational Photo)(PTI Photo)
Buddhists monks clean a statue of Lord Buddha in West Bengal. (Representational Photo)(PTI Photo)

After Statue of Unity, 80-feet Buddha statue planned in Gujarat

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Sanghakaya Foundation, a non-profit Buddhist organisation, said that it has demanded land from the government for installing an 80-feet high statue of Lord Buddha in Gandhinagar district.
The statue was built at a cost of almost Rs 2,300 crore. It is larger than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, the largest statue in the world currently and twice as big as America’s Statue of Liberty.(Planet Lab)
The statue was built at a cost of almost Rs 2,300 crore. It is larger than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, the largest statue in the world currently and twice as big as America’s Statue of Liberty.(Planet Lab)

Here’s how Statue Of Unity, world’s tallest, looks from space

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 02:13 PM IST
In the image, the statue is being viewed from the top with River Narmada flowing near it.
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