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Milind Soman on running more than 400 kms in a week: ‘I don’t train for it’(Instagram/milindrunning)

Milind Soman on running more than 400 kms in a week: ‘I don’t train for it’

By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2021 04:25 PM IST
  • Milind Soman shares inspiring fitness story of developing acute bronchitis and bouncing back to health while completing his ‘Unity Run’ from Shivaji Park in Mumbai to Statue of Unity in Gujarat
A view of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat’s Narmada district.(PTI)
A view of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat’s Narmada district.(PTI)

Nearly 200 crocodiles relocated from lake near Statue of Unity for tourists

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 05:21 PM IST
  • As many as 73 rescued crocodiles were released in the Sardar Sarovar reservoir in 2019-2020. The animals rescued from the lake were also transferred to the rescue centres at Godhra in Panchmahal district, and Gandhinagar, according to the official.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.(HT Photo)

'Must visit': PM Modi tweets as Statue of Unity crosses 5 million visitors mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 07:32 AM IST
An official account of the statue said on Twitter, "Statue of Unity crosses 5 million visitors mark in just 553 working days, making it a greatly popular international tourist destination !!"
The Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (HT Photo)
The Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (HT Photo)

Gujarat: Statue of Unity crosses 50 lakh visitors mark

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 12:38 PM IST
The statue has emerged as an international tourist destination, offering multiple attractions for all age groups, Gujarat's Additional Chief Secretary (Forest and Environment) Rajiv Gupta said in a tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.(HT file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.(HT file photo)

IRCTC to run deluxe AC tourist train to Statue of Unity, Jyotirlinga on Feb 27

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Tourists can board the train at Delhi Safdarjung, Mathura, Agra and Gwalior stations.
The new station will be a halt station for passenger trains.(HT FILE)
The new station will be a halt station for passenger trains.(HT FILE)

PM Modi flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity. See list

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:51 AM IST
These trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.
PM Modi will flag off the trains to boost tourism in the tribal region and facilitate connectivity to the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity.(PTI)
PM Modi will flag off the trains to boost tourism in the tribal region and facilitate connectivity to the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity.(PTI)

PM Modi to flag off 8 trains today to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:11 AM IST
These trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.
Gujarat, India- October 30, 2018: A view of the memorial to the ‘Iron Man of India’ Sardar Vallabhai Patel which was commissioned in 2018, five years after work began(HT File Photo)
Gujarat, India- October 30, 2018: A view of the memorial to the ‘Iron Man of India’ Sardar Vallabhai Patel which was commissioned in 2018, five years after work began(HT File Photo)

Statue of Unity - A rare first

By Himank Kothiyal
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Two elevators take visitors up to the Viewing Gallery housed in the chest of the statue between the 2nd and 3rd buttons of the jacket.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.(HT Photo)
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.
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 lays the foundation stone of various projects in Kevadia on Friday.(ANI)
Prime minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of various projects in Kevadia on Friday.(ANI)

From address at Statue of Unity to seaplane service launch: PM Modi’s visit to Gujarat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:43 AM IST
PM Modi inaugurated many new projects like the Arogya Van, Ekta Mall, Children’s Nutrition Park and Sardar Patel Zoological Park/ Jungle Safari.
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.
PM Modi arrived in Gujarat on Friday to attend the National Unity Day events planned at the Statue of Unity.(ANI)
PM Modi arrived in Gujarat on Friday to attend the National Unity Day events planned at the Statue of Unity.(ANI)

PM Modi to inaugurate seaplane service from Sabarmati Riverfront to Statue of Unity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 08:06 AM IST
A parade, named the Ekta Diwas Parade, by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and the Gujarat Police, will be organised in the PM’s presence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Geodesic Aviary Dome in Kevadia on Friday. (Photo: Twitter)(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Geodesic Aviary Dome in Kevadia on Friday. (Photo: Twitter)(PTI)

Kevadia a must visit, tweets PM Modi, shares photos

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Geodesic Aviary Dome in Kevadia is home to more than 1,100 birds and animals and five lakh plants
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat were also present at the inauguration.(ANI)
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat were also present at the inauguration.(ANI)

PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Patel Zoological Park in Gujarat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:27 PM IST
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat. During the visit, he is scheduled to launch a host of projects, including a seaplane service between Kevadiya and Ahmedabad, and visit the Statue of Unity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi to visit Statue of Unity as part of Gujarat tour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:05 AM IST
Modi, who was the chief minister of Gujarat before he became the Prime Minister of the country, has a packed itinerary for the tour that began Friday
India's first seaplane lands at Kochi Lake for refueling, ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat, in Kochi. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
India's first seaplane lands at Kochi Lake for refueling, ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat, in Kochi. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Seaplane service from Sabarmati riverfront to Statue of Unity to start from Oct 31

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The 19-seater seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers at the cost of Rs 4,800 per person. The aerial distance between Ahmedabad and Kevadia is around 200 kilometres. The seaplane will take about 45 minutes to cover the distance.
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.
The memorial to Sardar Patel, at 182 metres, is the world’s tallest such structure and has attracted several lakh people since it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.(PTI)
The memorial to Sardar Patel, at 182 metres, is the world’s tallest such structure and has attracted several lakh people since it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.(PTI)

Coronavirus: Advertisement placed on OLX to ‘sell’ Statue of Unity, case filed

Rajpipla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 09:42 AM IST
An unknown person placed the ad on OLX on Saturday stating he needs to sell the Statue of Unity for Rs 30,000 crore to meet the requirement of money to buy hospitals and healthcare equipment to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat’s Kevadia(PTI file photo)
‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat’s Kevadia(PTI file photo)

CISF to manage security at Statue of Unity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:59 AM IST
The central government has taken the decision in view of inputs that Pakistan-based terror outfits may attempt to attack the statue, the officials said.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump hold hands on stage during the Howdy Modi Community Summit in Houston, Texas on Sept. 22, 2019. Trump is also likely to receive a grand welcome during his forthcoming visit to India.(Bloomberg via Getty Images/File)
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump hold hands on stage during the Howdy Modi Community Summit in Houston, Texas on Sept. 22, 2019. Trump is also likely to receive a grand welcome during his forthcoming visit to India.(Bloomberg via Getty Images/File)

Gujarat prepares for US President Donald Trump’s visit

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 08:18 AM IST
President Trump is also expected to visit the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue at a height of 182 metres, located on a river, located opposite the Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada.
In the Instagram age, giving young India, contemporary, social media worthy sharing symbols must be encouraged(AP)
In the Instagram age, giving young India, contemporary, social media worthy sharing symbols must be encouraged(AP)

We need patriotism as a unifier in a divisive polity

By Lloyd Mathias
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 07:52 PM IST
No one has a monopoly over nationalism, but providing contemporary icons for people to cherish can help bind us
Haryana home minister Anil Vij during the inauguration of the 12 foot tall statue of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Ambala on Thursday.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij during the inauguration of the 12 foot tall statue of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Ambala on Thursday.

Netaji’s statue unveiled in Ambala

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:59 AM IST
PM Modi at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat, October 31, 2019.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
PM Modi at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat, October 31, 2019.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

‘Unity in diversity is our identity’, says PM Modi on Patel’s 144th birth anniversary

Hidnustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 01:04 PM IST
the Prime Minister showered petals on the 182 metres-long statue of India’s first deputy Prime Minister and the home minister, credited with merging all princely states into the Union of India.
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.
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.
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.
Rainwater made its way into the viewing gallery of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, with tourists sharing videos of puddles on the floor and water dripping off the roof.(Twitter/Screengrab)
Rainwater made its way into the viewing gallery of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, with tourists sharing videos of puddles on the floor and water dripping off the roof.(Twitter/Screengrab)

Rains create puddles in Statue of Unity viewers gallery, triggers displeasure on social media

Rajpipla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 08:56 AM IST
The Statue of Unity, a 182-metre memorial to Sardar Patel in Kevadiya in Narmada district, is the tallest structure of its kind in the world and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 last year.
Railways to run special train to Statue of Unity from March 4.(AFP)
Railways to run special train to Statue of Unity from March 4.(AFP)

Railways to run special train to Statue of Unity from March 4

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:44 PM IST
The train, which will be run under the government’s Bharat Darshan scheme, will have a seven-night and eight-day tour package beginning March 4 from Chandigarh.
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