Statue of Unity :15 Interesting facts about the World Tallest Statue in the World

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DO YOU KNOW about the Statue of Unity: The world Tallest Statue . Now, i am going  to talk about the World’s Largest Statue , Location ,Designer, Type, Material , Height, Starting date, Opening date , Completion Date, Dedicated ,Website and some interesting facts .Today (31 october) will be inauguration by Narendra Modi (Prime minister of India ). The Statue of Unity ,a memorial dedicated to India’s first  Home Minister Sardar  Vallabhbhai Patel be unveiled today to commemorate the 143th birth anniversary of Patel, who played a key role in unifying India. Rashtriya  Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) celebrated to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ,the Iron man and the Architect of Modern IndiaUnity of statue , National unity day ,Iron mam , Vallabhbhai Patel

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1. The statue  of unity will comprise two semi-joined composite concrete cylindrical cores, sorrounded by a structural steel space frame to support the exterior cladding

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2. 3.5 km Highway will be built to connect the statue of unity in Sadhu Island  to kevadia town in Gujarat.

What is Statue of Unity:

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The Statue of Unity is a monuments  dedicated to Indian Independence movement Leader Vallabhbhai Patel located in the Indian state of Gujarat.  The Statue of Unity means  an icon of Unity or  tribute to Sardar Patel . The Statue of Unity stands high,in terms of height as well as its historical and National value. The  world’s tallest Statue of iconic  leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel located near Sarovar Dam in Gujarat . The Statue has been built at a cost  Rs 2,333 crore.. National Unity Day (31st October) celebrates 14 Birthday of Sardar Patel because , during his term as Home Minister of India , He  is credited  for the integration of over  550 Independence  princely states into India from 1947-49 by Independence  Act.(1947).He is known  as the “Bismarck (a) of  India.Statue of unity , Iron man ,National unity day , Vallabhbhai Patel

About Statue of Unity:Statue of unity, National Unity day , Iron man , Vallabhbhai Patel

Start-31 october

Created-31 october 2013

Opening date-31 october 2018 (o day ago)

Statue of unity Completion date-October 2018

Architect-Joseph menna

LocationStatue of unity , National unity day , Iron mam ,Vallabhbhai Patel

3.32 kilometers from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat’s Kevadia (Narmada district , Gujarat ,India)

Designer-Statue of unity , National unity day, Vallabhbhai patel , Iron man

Designed by Ram V Sutar . The Statue of Unity was built in a record 33 months or designed by Padma Bhushan -winning sculptor  Ram V Sutar, a sculptor from Noida. Padmashri and Padma Bhushan recipient  Ram Vanji Sutar , who also created the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at the Indian Parliament

Type-Statue

Built by

.Larsen and Toubro and the state -run Sardar Sarovar Nigam Ltd.

.Scrap metal collected across India to built the Structure

.Assembled by around 4,000 Labourers

Material

Steel framing ,Reinforced concrete,Bronze cladding.

Statue of unity HeightStatue of unity , National unity day , Iron man , Vallabhbhai patel

. 597.11 feet or 182 metres( including base:240 metre 790 ft)

.Twice as tall as Statue of Liberty

.177 feet heigher than China ‘s spring temple  Buddha, Tallest Statue till now.

DedicatedIron man , Vallabhbhai patel , Statue of unity, National unity day

Sardar Vallabhbhai patel , also known as Iron man of India

Statue of unity Cost of operation  and MaintenanceStatue of unity , National Unity day ,Iron man ,Vallabhbhai patel

Rs 657 crore over 15 years/ Rs  43.8  crore annually/ or Rs 12 lakh per day

Who”ll fund it

Central Government, five  PSUs -ONGC ,HPCL ,BPCL ,Indian oil

Ticket prices-

Reportedly ,Rs 120 for an Adult Indian plus Rs 350 to enter the viewing Gallery.

Footfall expected-15000 tourists daily

Contruction completed in -33 months

Websitewww.statueofunity.in

Where is the Statue of Unity:Statue of unity ,National unity day , Iron man, Vallabhbhai Patel

It  located facing  the Narmada Dam , 3.2 km( 2.0mi) away on  the river Island  called Sandhu Bet near Vadodara in Gujarat. The monuments along  with its sorrounded by a 12 square km artifical Lake. It is the world  tallest  Statue . The Statue  weight double the weight of the biggest  Airplane in the world.

Launch Ceremony:Statue of unity , National Unity day , Iron man , Vallabhbhai patel

At the launch ceremony , PM Modi will pour soil and Narmada water  into a ‘kalash or urn, a statement  from the prime minister ‘s office said . PM  Modi opened the project five year ago on 31 october  2013,  when he was the Chief minister of Gujarat.Statue of unity , National Unity day , Iron man , vallabhbhai patel

Here are 15 interesting  facts that distinguish the Statue of unity from other Statues in the WorldStatue of unity ,National unity day , Iron man, vallabhbhai Patel

1. Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the World

2.Statue of Unity is located in Narmada District in Gujarat

3. Iron was collected from all over the Country for the Sardar patel Statue.169 lakh loha kits (used iron framing implements )where collected from villages across the Country to build the Statue

4.Total height of 182meter or 597 feet

5.Surpass the current tallest statue ,china’s spring temple Budha by almost 100 feet.

Twice the size of USA’s statue of liberty (93 metre tall )in.

6. The statue of sardar  Vallabhbhai Patel can  withstand earthquake measuring up to  6.5 on the Richer scale and wind speed of 60m/sec.

7. To help tourists reach the Statue of Unity with ease, the government is also building a 3.5 km highway from kevadia town

8. The time for construction of the Statue of unity  , the World’s Tallest Statue,  is fixed at 42 months. No escalation on labour fuel, and material is allowed.

9. 22500 Mton of cements will be used to build the Statue of Unity , the World Tallest Statue.

10.For Selfie Lovers, a vantage point has been designed at the gallery of the Statue of Unity from where people can create their own memories

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11. The Shrestha Bharat Bhavan which is adjacent to the Statue of Unity is designed to become a 3- Star hotel with 128 rooms

12. Statue of Unity  will have a viewing  gallery at 153m. Gallery of the statue can a accommodate 200 visitors at one go and would  give them a bird’s eye view of the 200 km  reservoir of  the Sardar Sarovar dam and the  Satpura and  Vindhya Mountain Ranges.

13. Statue of unity stands 182 m tall , as compared  to the statue of liberty at new York which is at 93 m

14. A 128 room ,3-star hotel facility with food service, guest amemities, and conference facilities is being built next to the Statue which is expected to attract tourists to the region.

15 The government predicts the Statue of unity will generate approximately 15000 direct jobs for the local indigenous people every yearStatue of unity , Iron man , Vallabhbhai patel , National unity dayTHANK YOU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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