Collected the used iron farming implements from the villages as a symbolic contribution of farmers of the nation
The Loha Campaign was a unique initiative at the rural level, in which various social engagement organizations and volunteers worked to collect used iron farming implements from the villages of the country for use in the construction of the Statue of Unity - a tribute to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel. The first two phases of village-level programmes for the Loha Campaign were conducted during 2013 – 2014.
Envisioned by the Chairman of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust at the time, i.e. the erstwhile Chief Minister of Gujarat, now the Hon’ble PM Of India, the Loha Campaign facilitated the donation of used farm tools (one from each village across the country) from farmers as a form of tribute to the tallest leader of modern India who himself was born in a farmer’s family, and led several farmer revolutions during India’s struggle for independence.
So far, around 1, 69, 000 loha kits have been collected.