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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils 'Statue of Unity'

Updated : October 31, 2018 12:08 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The 182-meters monument, believed to be the tallest in the world pays tribute to India’s first Home Minister.

Had Sardar Patel not united the country, we would need visas to see lions or pay homage at Somnath or view the Charminar in Hyderabad, Modi said during the event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel unveils 182-metre high 'Statue of Unity' in honour of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel unveils 182-metre high 'Statue of Unity' in honour of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
Policemen gather next to the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat state, India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Policemen gather next to the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat state, India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
View of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
View of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
The 'Statue of Unity'  was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
The 'Statue of Unity'  was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
Another image of  the 'Statue of Unity' that was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
Another image of  the 'Statue of Unity' that was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
The 182-meters monument pays tribute to India's prominent independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
The 182-meters monument pays tribute to India's prominent independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Photo: IANS/BJP)
Published : October 31, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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