Statue would be dedicated to people by Prime Minister on birth-anniversary of Sardar Saheb
Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today reviewed the ongoing construction work on constructing world’s biggest statue – ‘Statue of Unity – of India’s Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sadhu bet of Kevadia Colony, near Sardar Sarovar Dam.
Mr. Rupani said that the state government is speeding up the construction works of the statue as it is going to be dedicated to the people by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on forthcoming Birth-Anniversary of Sardar Saheb on October 31.
The statue is being built using 90,000 metric ton of cement and 25,000 metric ton of iron. Some 250-odd engineers are contributing in constructing the statue. The life of Sardar Saheb was above political sphere and would continue to inspire the young generations for the ages to come, the Chief Minister said.
The 80 per cent construction works of the Statue of Unity has been completed. After completion of concrete works, the final shape to the statue is being given rapidly in two stages, Mr. Rupani added.
The world class tourist facilities are being developed at the sight of statue as the government is aiming to attract the tourists here from world over. The Chief Minister strongly opined that the statue would be a befitting honour to Sardar Saheb for his contribution in uniting the India.
The occasion was also graced by MP Mr. Mansukhbhai Vasava, Mr. Sabdsharnbhai Tadvi, leader Mr. Bharatsinh Parmar, Chief Secretary Dr. J. N. Singh, Chief Minister’s Chief Principal Secretary Mr. Kailashnathan, chairman of Sardar Sarovar Nigam Mr. S. S. Rathor, district collector, DDO, and others.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat