Statue Of Unity

Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is an iconic 182 meter tall landmark statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a visionary leader and statesman hailed as the Iron Man of India, due to his pivotal role in the country's struggle for independence and subsequent integration. Post completion in 2018, the Statue of Unity will be the world's tallest statue.

As a memorial to Sardar Patel, the Statue of Unity will provide visitors a meaningful experience that both educates and entertains, by focusing on his personage, life, and accomplishments. To this end, the statue is conceived as a naturalistic and historically accurate representation of Sardar Patel, wearing his characteristic garments, and assuming a walking stance. Additionally, a viewing gallery at around 500 feet will provide visitors a spectacular view of the Sardar Sarovar dam and its environs.

A special purpose vehicle established by the government of Gujarat for the construction of the statue, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET), is developing the Statue of Unity project in the area surrounding the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada district of Gujarat. Through this project, the government intends to promote inclusive and equitable socio economic growth in the region with tourism development as the key tool. This involves the development of multiple tourist attractions in the region coupled with infrastructure creation for promotion of education, research, health, rural and tribal development.




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Last updated: 16 Mar 2018