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Know 30 Facts about Statue of Unity built in Narmada district of Gujarat.

Know 30 Facts about Statue of Unity built  in Narmada district of Gujarat.

India needs a law which will ban the making of statues of any person or god by using Indian tax payer’s money.

No tax payer’s money for Statue or Religious places when thousands are sleeping daily with empty stomach

India needs to develop universities like MIT, Oxford etc

Education first beat the west in education, science and human rights

Who was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel?

India's first deputy PM Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The real hero of India who tried hard and kept India United without him today we won’t have seen the United India

A real warrior and fighter Sardar Vallabhabhai
India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was also known as the Iron Man of India and he helped unify the country

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Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the Sardar Patel statue in Kevadiya.
Date Project started – 31 October 2013
It is said that in 4 years project will get completed

Initial cost of Project –
Rs2, 074 crore

Final cost – Unknown

Reason behind building the Statue of Unity
Like many nations of the world, the time has come for Gujarat to pay a befitting tribute to the great men of its soil and immortalize their history. That’s the vision behind building the largest statue of the world to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is only in a structure of such enormity that we will be able get close to commemorating the Unity he achieved by winning over a disintegrated and scattered group of 565 princely states

The largest statue of the world would remind every onlooker not only of the freedom struggle but also of the story of a United India.
It will be a constant inspiration towards fulfilling the dreams of suraaj (good governance)

Where the statue of Unity will be built?
Statue of Unity an Icon of India

AN ICONIC 182METERS STATUE that’s a tribute to the Iron Man of India, is to be built at the Sadhu-Bet Island, approximately 3.5kms south of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in the Narmada district of Gujarat. This inspiring memorial site, with a number of edu-tainment components, is between the Satpuda and Vindhyachal Ranges rising weir Narmada River, impounded by Garudeshwar, the Sardar Sarovar Dam and the town of Kevadia. The majesty of this grand monument will be enhanced by a picturesque backdrop. Its unique location will prove to be beneficial for eco-tourism and regional development.

Cost and in many years the project will be completed?
The total project cost is estimated to be Rs. 2063 crore, and will be completed in four years.

Height of Statue of Unity
Height of Statue: 182meters (392feet)

The Statue of Unity Project will also include a unique museum and audio-visual department depicting the life and times of Sardar Vallabhbai Patel. –
A Laser, Light and Sound show:
A Laser, Light and Sound show on the efforts of Unification of India.
A research centre dedicated to the research and development of subjects close to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s heart like Good Governance and Agriculture Development.
Subjects like Water Management and Tribal Development will also be studied and researched.

Statue of Unity compared with other great Statue

Statue of unity will be double the height of the statue of liberty in New York

Statue of unity will be five times the height of the statue of Christ the redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Statue of unity will be one and a half times of the Sardar Sarovar Dam itself

Heights and Statue –
a.Statue of Unity – Gujarat India – 182m
b.Spring Temple Buddha – Lushan Country, Henan China – 153m
c.Ushiku Daibutsu – Ibarki Prefecture Japan- 120m
d.Statue of liberty – New York USA – 93m
e.The motherland calls – Volgograd Russia – 85 m
f.Christ the Reeedeemer – Rio De Janeiro Brazil – 39.6m

A heavy-load open lift with a panoramic view will be built alongside the Statue of Unity. Visitors will be able to rise up to the height of the structure’s head, walk into a viewing gallery and enjoy a panoramic view of the Sardar Sarovar Nigam project and the surrounding region from an astounding height of close to 400ft. –

Refreshment areas like restaurants and recreational spots to make the project area an attractive tourist spot, thus facilitating tourism and employment for the surrounding tribal region.

The statue and surrounding area will be accessed by special boats to avoid vehicular traffic and pollution
Sardar Patel brought the nation together and this tribute, the Statue of Unity, will bring the country national pride. Plans will be laid for convention and training centres, development and formulation of tourism plan and provision of technical and managerial assistance for bids to invite EPC contract.
The Statue of Unity will be a naturalistic and historically accurate representation of Sardar wearing characteristic garments in a walking pose.

The rich bronze cladding on the Statue gives it a marvelous look

World’s fastest elevators to keep the visitor’s tour engaging

The public three-level base of the Statue - exhibit floor, mezzanine and roof - contains the Memorial Garden and a large continuous exhibit hall that will be developed as a visitor attraction focusing on the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

The observation deck at 500ft can accommodate 200 people at a time. The panoramic view from this level will enable visitors to see the beautiful Satpuda & Vindhyachal mountain ranges, the 256kms long Sardar Sarovar Reservoir and the 12kms long Garudeshwar Reservoir

Access to the statue is via boat ride (3.5kms)

An elaborate Gallery for a massive panoramic view of the World’s largest irrigation dam, the river and the hilly terrain, and an illustrious sight of Arabian Sea

A state-of-the-art Underwater Aquarium

A large modern canopied public plaza, overlooking the river and the Statue, will have scrumptious food stalls, ornate gift shops, retail kiosks and other visitor amenities

Objective of Statue
As a memorial to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the statue will not only remind every individual of our great nation’s freedom struggle; it will also inspire the people of our country to inculcate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s visionary ideologies of unity, patriotism, inclusive growth and good governance. This monument will not just be a  mute  memorial  like  the  rest,  but  a  fully  functional,  purpose-serving  tribute  that  will  spur all round socio-economic development, in the form of better connectivity, healthcare & education infrastructure, research centre for agriculture development and various tribal development initiatives. The underlying themes and pillars associated with the monument are:

(i) Livelihood Generation
(ii) Tribal Development
(iii) Research & Education
(iv)Social Infrastructure
(v) Employment Generation
(vi)Environment Protection
A monument of this stature will act as a catalyst to accelerate growth of the Narmada District, benefitting the resident population at large.

Who will build the project?
Following are the names of Project team who will built Statue of Unity

I. Dr. J. N. Singh, IAS, Managing Director Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL), Gandhinagar
II.Mr. K. Srinivas, IAS, Member Secretary Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET) and Joint Managing Director, SSNNL, Gandhinagar
III.Mr. K.V.Sanghavi, Chief Engineer, Project Director, & Director (Canals) SSNNL, Gandhinagar
IV.Mr. R. G. Kanungo, Superintending Engineer SSNNL, Kevadia Colony
V.Executive Engineer SSNNL, Tourism Division, Kevadia Colony
VI.Mr. R. S. Patel, Deputy Executive Engineer SSNNL, Tourism Division, Kevadia Colony
VII.    Mr. B.J. Vasavada, Consultant SSNNL / SVPRET, Gandhinagar
VIII.Mr. V.C. Shah, Deputy General Manager SVPRET, Gandhinagar

Project Implementation / Organization Setup
A separate Society named Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET) has been formed under the enthusiastic Chairmanship of The Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to ensure seamless execution of the entire project. –

The Trust has also appointed a team of world renowned design and project management consultants, with rich experience of 13 of the world’s 100 tallest buildings, including Burj Khalifa (UAE) – the current tallest building in the world - ATurner Project Management India Pvt. Ltd .JV with Michael Graves and Associates, USA and Meinhardt India Pvt. Ltd.,

A High level Executive Committee has been formed, with participation of various departmental secretaries, engineers and structural experts to oversee various aspects of project development. –
Chairman –
Dr.Varesh Sinha, Chief Secretary
Block No. 1, 3rd Floor, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar

The Government of Gujarat has handed over the onus of constructing the Statue of Unity to the ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust’ (SVPRET), chaired by honourable Chief Minister. SVPRET will undertake all R&D and social activities to benefit the masses in the areas of education, infrastructure, tribal welfare, health and other socio-economic interests.

SVPRET has appointed a consortium comprising Turner Project Management India Private Limited as Lead Member, Meinhardt India Private Limited and Michael Graves & Associates Inc. to provide the design, engineering, project management and construction management services for the Statue of Unity project. Many of the consortium members have been involved in the making of some of the world’s tallest structures.

SSNNL (Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited) management team & its engineers have built the world’s third largest dam and an irrigation system, which is in the top five irrigation networks of the world. This team will implement the project.

A high-power Executive Committee, headed by Chief Secretary of Govt. of Gujarat comprising of other senior secretaries, will take care of various executive and project related decisions

The Trust has also appointed a team of world renowned design and project management consultants, with rich experience of 13 of the world’s 100 tallest buildings, including Burj Khalifa (UAE) – the current tallest building in the world - A Turner Project Management India Pvt. Ltd .JV with Michael Graves and Associates, USA and Meinhardt India Pvt. Ltd.,

This 182 meters tall Statue depicting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, spread in 19,500 sq.meter of project area, will be surrounded by an enormous man-made lake spread across 12 kms of area.

The engineering and designing at the project site will witness the following activities in and around the Statue:

World’s best Exhibition narrating the story of Indian National Movement, the unification of India and Sardar’s contribution
Memorial Garden
Bridge connecting Sadhu Island with the mainland
Memorial and Visitors Center
Improved Roadway between the Statue and Kevadia
Parking and Transport Site
Hotel and Convention Center
Development of banks of River Narmada up to Bharuch
Development of road & rail, and tourism infrastructure
Schools, colleges and universities for tribal development
Education Research Centre and Knowledge City
Tourism corridor from Garudeshwar to Bhadbhut
Clean Technology Research Park & Agriculture Training Centers

Watch the small movie about Statue of Unity

Let’s hope India will built the Statue of Unity without doing any type of corruption

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Destination Infinity November 02, 2013  

Excellent tribute to a great man. And a fitting reply to Nehru's shortsightedness.

Destination Infinity

Renu November 02, 2013  

Eduaction is important, but this statue will bring tourism, and such monuments are also necessary for future generations..

Kirtivasan Ganesan November 03, 2013  

The statue will be pride of India as it will be the tallest. Also somewhat like temple because people will come.
Political parties have destroyed Sardar Patel vision by forming many states.This is because they were . . . . united. Yes, united in creating. . . . disunity.

rudraprayaga November 03, 2013  

It is good to have a statue,but spending on it such a huge amount?
A small statue will do. To spread his vision academic lessons for children with his photographs will suffice the need.In his name and with this amount millions of bellies could be fed.