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Statue of Unity: PM Modi unveils world's tallest statue

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.

Updated : 31 October 2018, 12:59 PM