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The iron value of the face of the Statue of Unity was determined on the basis of a study of more than 2000 photographs, shaped like a statue of a Sardar at Ahmedabad Airport.

Dedication to Sardar: The iron value of the face of the Statue of Unity was determined on the basis of a study of more than 2000 photographs, shaped like a statue of a Sardar at Ahmedabad Airport.




The resolution expressed by Narendra Modi as CM of Gujarat in 2010 was completed in 2018 with the unveiling of the world's tallest 182 meter statue.
Not just a statue, but a monument-park-garden-safari that gives a glimpse of the unity and integrity of India, including Gujarat, completes the place.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project 'Statue of Unity' has been completed in just 33 months and has become the world's largest 182-meter statue of Sardar Patel. Now the Statue of Unity has become a sight to behold not only for Gujarat but also for tourists from home and abroad. In 2010, Modi announced the erection of the Statue of Unity from the post of Chief Minister and work on the statue began in 2013. The biggest feature of this statue is that 135 metric tons of iron was collected from more than 5 lakh farmers across the country in the form of old farming tools and 109 tons of it was used to lay the foundation of this statue of Sardar. Designed by world-renowned sculptor Ram Sutar, the statue was created by Larsen & Toubro (LNT). The lifeline of Gujarat is only 3.5 km from Sardar Sarovar Dam on the same river Narmada. How was the project of the Statue of Unity built on Sadhubet at a distance of no? How was the Kevadia Colony area around the statue developed to attract tourists? What are the features of Unity that set it apart from other statues? Today we are telling you all these interesting things through this report ....



In 2010, CM Modi of Gujarat announced the construction of the statue.
At a press conference in Ahmedabad on October 7, 2010, when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he announced the construction of the monument. At that time this scheme was presented to the country as a proud contribution of Gujarat. Then the construction started on October 31, 2013 and exactly 5 years later, i.e. on October 31, 2018, the construction was completed on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. The world's largest statue was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 20 thousand sq.m. Spread over an area, the project is surrounded by a man-made lake spread over an area of ​​12 km.

Jungle Safari: More than 170 species from Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas are found in the park.

One lakh 70 thousand cubic meters of concrete was used in this project. The
statue of Sardar has been constructed by Larsen & Trubro Company at a cost of Rs 2989 crore. The statue is a composite type structure and has a bronze plating clearing over the Sardar statue, i.e. the skin of the statue is made of bronze. The project involved 2.10 lakh cubic meters of cement-concrete, as well as 2000 tonnes of bronze. 6500 tons of structural steel and 18,500 tons of reinforcement bars are used. The statue is made of 22500 metric tons of cement. The area of ​​this monument is 20 thousand square meters and it is 12 square kilometers. The area is surrounded by an artificial lake. At a height of 182 meters, which includes a 175-meter statue and a 25-meter height of the pedestal, 3,000 tourists from the gallery will be able to see the Vidhyanchal mountain range with a dam.

Butterfly Garden: Spread over 6 acres, this vast park is home to 45 species of plants and 38 species of butterflies.


The project was planned by Unity Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust to make 5,000 metric tonnes of iron from 6 lakh villages . What is special about this scheme is that the iron required for the idol and the farming implements used in it were collected from farmers in villages across India in the form of donations. Donations from more than 5 lakh Indian farmers were expected for this. A three-month nationwide campaign was launched to collect millions of pieces from 6 lakh villages. More than 5000 metric tons of iron was collected during this period and construction of the statue finally started on 31st October 2014.

Cactus Garden: In this garden, Thor has attractive and growing plants in different shapes and sizes. Thor is a native American plant.

Who made the original design of the Statue of Unity?
The original designer of the Statue of Unity was Ram Sutar, who was born in Gondur near Dhule in Maharashtra. Ram Sutar, 93, is the country's oldest sculptor and has created one-of-a-kind sculptures in his lifetime. Along with Unity, he has also designed a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The proposed statue of Shivaji is to be placed on an artificial island in the sea off Mumbai.


 The statue, which is being developed as a 'Shiva monument', will see Shivaji riding a horse and wielding a sword. The height of the statue will be 413 feet. To them In 1959, he got a job as a Technical Assistant in the Audio-Visual Publicity Department of the Government of India, but his life turned to sculpture. 

In the last six decades, Ram Sutar has made a minimum of 200 large size idols. The 16-foot-tall meditation statue of Gandhiji made by Ram Sutar is the most acclaimed.



Ekta Nursery: In the initial stage of this nursery one lakh plants have been targeted, this nursery has one plant called 'Plant of Unity'.

Ram Sutar has also made idols of these dignitaries.
At the hands of Ram Sutar, there is a minimum of 18 feet tall Pandit Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Shahid Bhagat Singh, Jaiprakash Narayan and many other leaders. 


The facial expressions emanating from the statues of Gandhiji made by his hands have been appreciated all over the world. Apart from India, statues of Gandhiji made by Ram Sutar have been installed in many countries like France, Italy, Argentina, Russia, England, Germany, Malaysia, Australia.


Ekta Mall: In this mall, the visitor will find handicrafts and traditional fabrics of different states in India in one place.

American historian says- Sardar's statue should be similar to Sardar's statue at Ahmedabad airport
Talking about how the coincidence of joining the Statue of Unity came about, Anil Sutar said, "We built a statue of Sardar Patel at the Parliament House.

 Then when the statue of Sardar Patel was to be erected at the Ahmedabad airport, the Airport Authority of India asked us to prepare a statue similar to the one in Parliament, so we built exactly the same statue for the Ahmedabad airport. 

When it came to the Statue of Unity, an American historian was called in and asked to study what Sardar Patel's nature, costume, and statues should look like. The historian saw all the statues and presented the report after adequate research, suggesting that the statue of Sardar Patel at the Ahmedabad airport which was made by Ram Sutar was Sardar Patel's costume, nature,


Ferry Services: 7 KM ferry services to the Statue of Unity make the journey to this monument easy, convenient and enjoyable.

Why is the Statue of Unity special?
* The statue will not be affected by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake or wind blowing at a speed of 220 km per hour. Since 85 percent copper is used in the construction of the statue, it will not corrode for thousands of years.
* Sardar Sarovar Dam, Satpuda as well as Vindhya Parvat can be seen from this statue. Up to 40 people can view this view at a time from the gallery here.
* The statue has two high-speed lifts, which will take tourists to the viewing gallery built on the chest of Sardar Patel's statue. The gallery can accommodate up to 200 people at a time.
* The Statue of Unity was completed in just 33 months, which is also a record. It took 11 years to build the Buddha statue in the Spring Temple in China.

* Special attention has been paid to the design of the statue. Sardar Patel's facial expressions are neatly numbered. For this I studied about 2000 photographs from the archive. The biggest challenge in history was to show the iron gestures of those who are described as iron men. Seen from a distance, it looks like Sardar Patel is walking towards Sardar Sarovar Dam.

* Every work except the return of bronze to the Statue of Unity has been done in India. The Statue of Unity is indigenous.



How is the facility around Unity?
- World Forest: Here are all seven continental herbs, plants and trees, which play an important role in realizing the spirit of unity in diversity from a global perspective. The forest has been constructed in such a way that the visitor, who - it is realized that the natural forest zone.

- Ekta Nursery: Narendra Modi's motive behind the inauguration of this nursery is that whenever visitors return from here, they take a plant called 'Plant of Unity' from this nursery. The initial target is one lakh plants, out of which 30,000 seedlings are ready for sale.

- Butterfly Garden: This Butterfly Garden has been carefully designed for visitors to see and enjoy the beautiful and colorful nature of nature at the Statue of Unity. Spread over 6 acres, the vast park is home to 45 species of plants and 38 species of butterflies.

- Ekta Auditorium: Ekta Auditorium is a community hall with a built-up area of ​​1700 square meters. The auditorium will host socio-cultural events such as music, dance, drama, workshops, food and art and literature festivals, with a seating capacity of 700 people.

- River Rafting: River Rafting is an adventure game. It will provide a wonderful opportunity for adventurous athletes to experience such a unique experience

River Rafting: River Rafting is an adventure game. It will provide a wonderful opportunity for adventurous athletes to experience such a unique experience.

Modi will inaugurate these projects on October 30-31

- Cactus Garden: Different species of Thor are found in this garden. Thor is an attractive and growing plant in different shapes and sizes. Thor is a native American plant. It is also found in Patagonia, northern and southern Canada.

- India Forest: More than 5 lakh species of flowers are found here in an area of ​​10 hectares. At the same time, lush green trees enhance the beauty of India Forest

- Ferry Services: 7 KM ferry services to the Statue of Unity make the journey to this monument easy, smooth and enjoyable. Construction of jetties has been undertaken for the operation of boats on both shores.

- Jungle Safari:The park and safari are built at a distance of about two kilometers from the Statue of Unity and 5,55,240 square meters. The park is home to more than 170 species of species found in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas.

- Ekta Mall: In this mall, the visitor will find handicrafts and traditional fabrics of different states in India in one place. The mall has been designed keeping in mind the combination of sophisticated facilities as well as old traditional Indian handicrafts.




World Forest: Here are all seven continental herbs, plants and trees that play an important role in realizing the spirit of unity in diversity from a global perspective.

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