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The 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Unity
Statue of unity 360 degrees view – India’s Statue of Unity was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018 in Gujarat, India. The Statue of Unity is located in the Narmada district of Gujarat, and it became the world’s tallest statue with the inauguration at 182 meters (597 feet). Here are five facts you didn’t know about the Statue of Unity.
1) Why did Sardar Patel deserve this statue?
The Sardar Patel statue is a giant ‘statue of unity’ in Gujarat and has become an iconic tourist attraction. The idea for creating a huge statue to pay tribute to him was first proposed by Narendra Modi back in 2013, who was at that time serving as Gujarat’s chief minister. Modi decided that it would be fitting to have Sardar Patel’s likeness placed alongside those of two other major figures in India’s independence movement – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (at Gandhi Smriti) and Jawaharlal Nehru (at Shanti Vana). It took six years for his dream to come true, but it will likely prove invaluable to him politically; Sardar Patel himself was known for staying above party politics throughout his life.
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2) Who designed it?
It was designed by Indian architect Hafeez Contractor. He says that his inspiration for the design came from seeing a leaf in a pond, which led him to think about India’s position between China and Europe. The big toe alone weighed 4.5 tons and was fabricated at an English foundry before being shipped over to India, while all 31 pieces used to make up its body were cut at a factory in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It took nearly 18 months just to install all of them on site at Kevadia, Gujarat. If you want more information on how it was made or what materials were used then take a look here: How was Statue of Unity made?
3) What materials are used in making the statue?
The Statue is made out of concrete and bronze. The base and pedestal are made out of Khadakashala, a variation of granite that’s found in Chhatarpur district near Jabalpur. The statue itself is four metres shorter than its original design, to ensure that it’s ‘visually appealing’ from all angles. The statue weighs around 600 tonnes—or 300 tonnes less than originally planned for—making it India’s heaviest statue. At 182-metres tall, it has been built at twice the height above sea level as New York’s famous ‘Statue of Liberty’ (the replica in Puerto Rico is even taller at 305 feet). Additionally, Sardar Patel was just five feet tall.
4) What will you find at the base of this statue?
The statue will feature a lotus-style fountain, with water trickling down from above. The statue will be surrounded by a fenced wall, inside which there will be a theme park, hotel and other amenities. The developers say they expect to get 4 million visitors every year. The foundation stone for the statue was laid in October 2013. Since then, construction has been on hold twice – first due to environmental concerns over its location near a Narmada tributary, and again after two men were arrested for trying to blow up one of its pillars with an IED in November 2016.
5) How many people can fit inside its chest cavity?
If you want to know what it feels like to be a bumblebee, just crawl into Sardar Patel’s shirt. The statue is so massive that each of its four limbs could fit an entire family in India. But don’t worry – there’s plenty of room for you and your friends inside its chest cavity, which contains a viewing gallery with observation windows, three floors beneath ground level. No word on whether one can go from elbow to elbow if one tries hard enough. The statue has six floors – five above ground and a viewing gallery below ground – for visitors to explore and learn about Sardar Patel’s life and work.
6) Statue of unity 360 degrees view wonderful experience.
Should you see a 360-degree panoramic view of India’s statue of unity, built in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel? Soon it is possible. Gujarat government will make digital VR glasses available to visitors. Visitors can hire these goggles at ₹100 per person to experience complete view around Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statute (the Statue of Unity) through 360 degrees. A total investment amounting to Rs 3 crore has been made for setting up these equipment at 27 points around the structure by installing devices such as cameras, projectors and screens.
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