On Wednesday, 31st of October, Indian Prime Minister unveiled the tallest statue of the world, “The Statue of Union.”
The statue depicts Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, a chief freedom fighter of India, also known as ‘the iron man of India.’ The statue was built in Kevadiya, a village in Gujarat. Modi unveiled the statue at the bank of the river Narmada.
The statue of union is nearly 597 feet and is built of bronze. The construction of this statue cost nearly $403 million. It was designed by an Indian sculptor Ram V Sutar. It is recorded as the tallest statue in the world. It is twice the height of the statue of liberty.
Though the statue is a prestige to the country, there is also a lot of opposition for the opening of the statue at a very high cost. Inspite of the poverty that is still prevelant in the country, many people sees this statue as a unnecessary show-off.