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Statue of Unity is a symbol of India's engineering, tech capabilities, says PM Modi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 31 Oct 2018, 02:54:23 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday unveiled the Statue of Unity, a 182-metre high giant structure built in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary, near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat’s Narmada district on Wednesday. Touted as the world's tallest, the statue is twice the height of Statue of Liberty and is built on an islet, Sadhu Bet. As Modi unveiled the statue, three IAF planes flew past and created the tricolour in the sky by emitting saffron, white and green colours. Addressing the event, Modi said that the unveiling of the Statue of Unity was a historic moment for all Indians and it represents the sacrifices of the tribal community.

Here are the LIVE updates:

Kevadiya (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs visitors book at 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Complex' near

Kevadiya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Wall of Unity on 143rd anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 

Sardar Patel's statue will remind those who question India's existence that this nation was, is and will remain eternal: PM Modi

Sardar Patel's statue will remind world about courage of man who thwarted attempts to disintegrate India: PM Modi

I am amazed when some people of our own country dare to see this initiative from a political view & criticise us like we have committed a huge crime. Is remembering country's great personalities a crime?: PM Modi.

The statue is a symbol of our engineering and tech capabilities. The statue is a mainfestation of Sardar Patel's love, talent and spirituality. The statue is also an expression of a New India, New Confidence. It is a symbol of Unity, Integrity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "if it was not for Sardar Sahab's resolve, then we Indians would have to take visa to see the Gir lions, pray at Somnath, or to see Hyderabad's Charminar".

Sardar Sahab ke avahan par desh ke saikdon rajwadaon ne tyag ki misaal qayam ki thi. Hume is tyag ko bhi nahi bhoolna chahiye: PM Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu Ministers Kadambur Raju and Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan at the inauguration ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's in Gujarat's Kevadiya

The world's tallest statue will remind the whole world and our future generations of the courage, strength and determination of Sardar Patel, says PM Modi 

This is a project that we had thought about during the time when I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. To build the , lakhs of farmers from all over India came together, gave their tools, portions of soil and thus, a mass movement started: PM Modi

: Inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's by PM Modi in Gujarat's Kevadiya

आज जब धरती से लेकर आसमान तक सरदार साहब का अभिषेक हो रहा है, तब भारत ने न सिर्फ अपने लिए एक नया इतिहास रचा है, बल्कि भविष्य के लिए प्रेरणा का गगनचुम्बी आधार भी रखा है : पीएम मोदी

आज भारत के वर्तमान ने अपने इतिहास के एक स्वर्णिम पृष्ठ को उजागर करने का काम किया है : पीएम मोदी

Events like today are very very important in a country's history and such events are difficult to erase. It is a historic and inspiring occasion for all Indians. I am fortunate to dedicate this statue of Sardar Sahab to the nation: PM Modi at the inauguration of

: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat's Kevadiya

Today the entire country is celebrating honoring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel : PM Modi

PM Modi dedicates '' to the Nation. 

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's

from the inauguration ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for inauguration of Sardar's statue.

Gujarat: BJP President Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani & Deputy CM Nitin Patel, and Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel at inauguration.

PM Shri is visiting Tent City in Kevadia, Gujarat. Watch:

: Celebrations underway near Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's in Gujarat's Kevadiya

PM Modi inaugurates Valley of Flowers.

of celebrations from near Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Visuals from near Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statue of Unity that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Visuals from Kevadiya ahead of the inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statue of Unity.

PM Modi reaches Kevadiya. 

The word ' Sardar Patel ' connotes 'unified India' having Social & National Integration. Tributes on his Birth Anniversary: Vijay Rupani

Prime Minister Modi, who reached Gujarat on Tuesday, remembered the Iron Man of India on his birthday anniversary.

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First Published : 31 Oct 2018, 08:19:26 AM