Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the world’s tallest statue, the ‘Statue of Unity’ to the Nation at Kevadiya in Gujarat on Wednesday morning.
Read in Hindi: मोदी ने ‘स्टैच्यू ऑफ यूनिटी’ राष्ट्र को की समर्पित
The 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel dedicated to the nation on his birth anniversary at Kevadiya in Narmada District of Gujarat state.
At the launch ceremony, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries poured soil and Narmada water into a Kalash to mark the dedication of the statue to the nation. Prime Minister Modi pressed a lever to commence a virtual ‘abhishek’ of the statue.
Earlier, PM Modi arrived at the Wall of Unity and inaugurated it. At the feet of the Statue of Unity, the Prime Minister performed a special prayer. He visited the museum and exhibition, and the viewers’ gallery. This gallery, at 153 metres height, can accommodate up to 200 visitors at one time. It offers a spectacular view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, its reservoir, and the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges.
The ceremony also punctuated by a flypast of Indian Air Force aircraft and performances of cultural troupes.