Statue of Unity

I’m posting this today in the memory of all those lives that fell victim to Mumbai attacks on 26/11 couple of years ago. May all those souls rest in peace and let the evil be punished.

I might be late to know, but the largest democracy in the world-India is about to feature largest statue in the world as well, with the grandiose plan to build ‘Statue of Unity’- the world’s tallest 182-metre high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue, befitting the stature of the Iron Man of India, will be double the height of ‘Statue of Liberty’ in America and four times that of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio de Janeiro.

India, known for its varied cultures and secularism is getting this gift as Gujrat CM Mr.Narendra Modi and his govt. finish 10 years of successful governance. It is being named ‘Statue of Unity’ as it was the Sardar who had united India at its most trying times after Independence, amalgamating nearly 550 princely states within Union of India, and providing good governance as an able administrator in diverse fields like modern farming and empowerment of tribal communities, besides rebuilding the Somnath Temple.

The Statue of Unity will be built on the Sadhu Bet riverbed of the Narmada about 3-km from the Sardar Sarovar dam to be reached in boats. My vision is to develop the place as a source of inspiration for ages to come. It will have a high-tech museum, chronicling 90 years history of India’s freedom fighters (1857-1947). Going much beyond a structure- it will be developed as a research and academic centre for preserving the unity and integrity of India, its rich culture and heritage, for research on agriculture which was dear to Sardar, for research on tribal life and so on. Thus, it would be standing high not just in meters and feet but much more in terms of academic, historical, national and spiritual values.

I’m looking forward for this milestone to get into effect.

Once again, I’m standing proud with India 🙂


5 thoughts on “Statue of Unity

  1. At first Thanks for sharing this chinmay… the name statue of unity given for patel’s statue is really true… An every Indian should be proud for this… He is the real hero for the unity of India…
    And also thanks for modi too… I too feel proud for being an indian

  2. Hope you saw the video… If this project comes up the way it is planned, it would be a message for all those who fight among themselves forgetting that they are all Indians…
    United we stand, divided we fall.

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