World's tallest statue unveiled in India

31 October, 2018, 13:11 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • India prepares to inaugurate the world's tallest statue

Protest: Meanwhile, the headmen of 22 villages situated near the Sardar Sarovar Dam yesterday wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the villagers would not welcome him at the inauguration of the Statue, dubbed an "engineering marvel" by makers Larsen & Toubro.

Former Gujarat chief ministers Suresh Mehta and Shankersinh Vaghela have also come out against the extravaganza.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity on October 31, 2018, on the occasion of 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel is credited for unifying all of the 562 princely states in pre-independence India to form what is today the Republic of India.

At 182-metre, the statue is touted as the world's tallest - it is 177 feet higher than China's Spring Temple Buddha, now the world's tallest statue.

He will then arrive at the Wall of Unity, and inaugurate it.

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Indian officials are anxious that community groups could stage protests to demand compensation for land taken to erect the Statue of Unity.

Air Force planes showered flowers on the statue, which was designed by decorated Indian sculptor Ram V Sutar.

"In Modi's worldview this statue is a crucial part of the signaling of the rise of India and the presenting before the world that rise in visual terms", Hindol Sengupta, who wrote a biography about Patel, told the Washington Post.

However, the CPI flayed the Narendra Modi government for "splurging" almost Rs 3,000 crore on building Sardar Patel's very big statue at a time when debt-ridden farmers are "being driven to suicide" and millions of people are defecating in the open for want of sanitation facilities.

Almost 100,000 tonnes of concrete and steel make up this giant Statue of Unity at a cost of $430 million (€378 million).

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Posters of Mr Modi with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani were torn down or had their faces blackened at the weekend.

A viewing gallery at a height of 135 metres has been created inside the statue to enable tourists to have a view of the dam and nearby mountain ranges.

The memorial has been seen as a pet project of Mr Modi, who like Patel, was born in Gujarat.

Indian authorities hope the statue will attract 15,000 visitors a day to the remote corner of Gujarat, which is about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the nearest city of Vadodora.

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