The stage is set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate to the nation the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity at Kevadia Colony near the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) dam on River Narmada amidst grand spectacle of dance forms by cultural troupes from 29 States and 2 UTs and drumbeats of seven ceremonial military and police bands on the occasion of birth anniversary of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.
It will be preceded by Prime Minister inaugurating ‘Wall of Unity’ at the pedestal of the statue, billed as the world’s tallest statue.
The ceremonial bands will reflect the gallantry and valour of our sentinels of nation’s security. Gujarat Police Force will play ‘Vande Mataram’, SRPF ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logo’, CRPF ‘Deshon Ka Sartaj Bharat’, BSF ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’. Army ‘Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja’, Navy and Air Force Beat No.1 and ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara’
The dancers in their colourful attires will perform traditional dance numbers reflecting the seasonal, cultural, social and martial characteristics and various moods of the people of each state – ranging from Bhangra of Punjab to Bamboo dance of Mizoram, Bihu of Assam to Mayur dance of Bengal. Gujarat troupes will perform Janaiyya Dhol, Rathwa and Dangi tribal dances and Siddhi Dhamal.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat