Statue Of Unity
The statue of unity is a massive statue of Indian statesman and independence leader Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950), who served as India’s first deputy prime minister and home minister and was a staunch supporter of Mahatma Gandhi during the nonviolent independence movement. Patel was well-liked for his role in uniting India’s 562 princely states, including a large portion of the former British Raj.
(1) website of statue of unity — https://statueofunity.in/
(2) material — steel framing ,reinforced by concrete and brass coating, bronze cladding
(3) location — narmada valley kevadiya colony, narmada district, gujarat, india
(4) height – 182 metres (597ft)
(5) opening date – 31 October 2018,
(6) visitors — 2.8 million ( in 2018 -19)
About of Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, was unveiled on October 31st, 2018, in Kevadia, Gujarat, against the dramatic Satpura and Vindhyachal hills. The 182-meter (approximately 600-foot) statue honours Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the architect of India’s independence.
The monumental monument, which stands over the Narmada River, is a tribute to India “from the people of Gujarat” to the leader who prioritised the welfare of the people.
The vast surrounds and river basin of the Narmada River, as well as the sprawling Sardar Sarovar dam, are visible from the Statue of Unity. It is situated on the Sadhu Bet hillock and is reached by a 300-meter bridge that links the mainland to the statue.
The state government had asked Indian farmers to donate their used farming equipment as part of a project outreach programme to collect iron for the Sardar Patel statue. It is estimated that about 5000 tonnes of iron would be extracted in total. Within the monument, there is an in-house museum with information on the building and history of the leader.
Every evening, with the exception of Monday, a laser light and sound display is projected on the Statue of Unity. The colourful laser lighting device is followed by an excellent narration of Sardar Patel’s life and contributions to the Independence Movement and India’s unification as a single country.
Tour of the Valley of Flowers: The Valley of Flowers (also known as Bharat Van) is a sanctuary for colourful flowering plants along the Narmada River’s bank, spanning 24 acres. In 2016, 48,000 plants were planted in the Valley of Flower, which has since grown to 22,00,000 plants. Aside from the parks, a number of photo booths and selfie spots have been set up to relive fond memories of the visit.
This garden has over 300 different flower varieties. The green cover in this area is formed by a well-balanced mix of ornamental flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, climbers, and creepers, as well as different shades of foliage.
Sardar Sarovar Dam Tour: After Bhakra (226 metres) in Himachal Pradesh and Lakhwar (192 metres) in Uttar Pradesh, the Sardar Sarovar Dam is India’s third highest concrete dam (163 metres). With an estimated volume of 6.82 million cubic metres, this dam is the second highest in the world in terms of concrete volume used in gravity dams, behind only the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States. USA with a total volume of 8.0 million cubic metre being the largest.
Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the most influential leaders of the Indian independence movement, was the first home minister and first Deputy Prime Minister of independent India, and was responsible for the unification of hundreds of princely states into the new Republic of India, according to the statue.
The Statue of Peace in the Ahmedabad International Airport is a bigger version of this statue. A group of historians, artists, and academics researched statues of Patel around the country before deciding on a design submitted by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar. The Statue of Unity is a much larger replica of the leader’s statue, which is located at Ahmedabad International Airport. Ram Sutar’s son, Anil Sutar, comments on the design, saying, “The dignity, confidence, iron will, and kindness that his personality exudes are reflected in his expression, posture, and pose. As if he is about to walk, his head is raised, a shawl flung from his shoulders, and his hands are on the side The design was initially crowed in three sizes: 3 feet (0.91 m), 18 feet (5.5 m), and 30 feet (9.1 m).
After the largest model’s design was approved, a detailed 3D-scan was created, which served as the foundation for bronze cladding cast in a Chinese foundry.
Patel’s dhoti-clad legs and sandals as footwear made the design thinner at the bottom than at the top, compromising its stability. This was addressed by keeping a 16:19 slenderness ratio rather than the standard 8:14 ratio used by other tall buildings. The statue is designed to withstand winds of up to 180 km/h (110 mph) and earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale that occur at a depth of 10 km and within a radius of 12 km of the statue. This is made possible by the use of two 250-tonne tuned mass dampers, which ensure maximum stability.