The Statue of Unity is the largest statue in the world near the Sardar Sarovar Dam located in the Narmada district of Gujarat state of India, with a height of 182 meters or 597 feet, which is the highest in the world.
The construction of the statue started on 31 October 2014 on the birth anniversary of Shri Sardar Patel and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018 in a very grand and magnificent way.
The statue was named because of the efforts made by Sardar Patel to unite India. Because at the time of independence, India was under different princely states, and if it governed according to its own
If India were not such a big country today, it would have divided into small countries.
This was the efforts of Sardar Patel, due to which India, despite being a country of such religious diversities, culture and language, has remained together till date, There is no country in the world where languages are spoken as much as India, Or is there a culture as much as India, and it was possible only because of Sardar Patel
Sardar Patel ji was born on 31 October 1875 in Nanded, which at that time came under the Mumbai jurisdiction of India under the British, today Nanded is located in the state of Gujarat.
Due to his contribution in independence and the work taken by Sardar ji in uniting India, he was given the status of Loh Purush, But Sardar ji could not live long after independence, and Sardar ji died due to heart attack in Mumbai on 15 December 1950,
His death caused a great loss to the whole country but we should not forget the work of this great man, Keeping this in view, a grand and huge building like the Statue of Unity was built.
The height of the Statue of Unity can be gauged from this, after this, the world’s second highest statue spring temple Buddha which is in China has a height of only 153 meters.
If we measure the height of the Statue of Unity from its base, it rises to 758 meters. To build the Statue of Unity, there was talk of first collecting iron from every corner of the country and making it a statue. Even more iron was collected within 3 months,
But later, given its effect on the quality of the statue, It was considered appropriate to use this iron for construction work around the statue.
The Statue of Unity is very spectacular to see and a bridge has been built to reach it which leads directly to the base of the Statue of Unity. Apart from this, the hotel room garden around the Statue of Unity is being made an attractive tourist place. So that its importance spread all over the world
A lot of research and engineering was taken to create the Statue of Unity, so that it was possible to build such a high, the Statue of Unity could withstand very strong winds and high intensity earthquakes.
For this, strong reinforcing cement concrete (RCC) and high quality steel were used. Firstly, a strong foundation was constructed for which the soil quality was also thoroughly tested, followed by two reinforce concrete columns. – Around Sardar Patel ji structure was built
Along with Sardar Patel, we should also be proud that the world’s tallest statue is located in India because there are so many statues of the world which remain the identity of those countries and attract thousands of millions of tourists every year.
Due to which the area becomes prosperous and the surrounding people get employment, we should also promote it and respect the Statue of Unity.