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In the Indian state of Gujarat on the river Narmada was built the tallest statue in the world. About it reports “Interfax”.
182-meter high monument dedicated to the statesman Vallabhbhai Patel (Vallabbhai Patel), who became a key figure in the Indian national liberation movement.
The attraction has received the official name of the “Statue of unity”, and its construction cost $ 400 million.
“Patel wanted the people of India were strong, powerful, sensitive and attentive nation, and now we’re working on it”, — said the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi at the opening ceremony of the monument.
At the height of “Statue of unity” was nearly 55 metres above the previous highest monument in the world — Jinyuantai Buddha statues in China and almost four times higher than the statue of Liberty in new York.
Vallabhbhai Patel was known as the “iron man of India”. He by all forces tried to achieve independence of the country and was a faithful follower of another famous political figure Mahatma Gandhi. After the partition of British India Patel had made a huge effort to ensure that India retained their boundaries and not divided into many small States.
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