Amritsar - 15 November 2013
BJP Kisan Morcha National Secretary and Parbhari Himachal Pardesh Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal said that Gujarat chief minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had laid the foundation of the Sardar Patel statue in Kevadiya. He said that it set to cost a whopping Rs 2,074 crore the statue is being touted as the tallest statue ever at 182 metres which is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. Talking with the media persons here today, Grewal stated that India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was also known as the Iron Man of India and he helped unify the country after the British granted independence to India.
He said that with a view to providing unique opportunity to the entire population of this vast country to contribute iron liberally and whole-heartedly towards preparing the world’s largest Statue “STATUE OF UNITY” , the State level and District level Iron Collection Cooperation and Coordination Committees in the Northern region of the country will be constituted as per the directions received from Om Parkash Dhankar, Statue of Unity National Coordinator, Iron Collection Cooperation Committee.
He said that about 182 mts tall statue of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabha Bhai Patel , the largest statue of the world , under the name STATUE OF UNITY will be prepared from the iron collected for this purpose from the whole country. Sardar Patel was an architect of united India who also took active part in the Freedom Movement of the country.
Grewal said that the State level Committees would be set up between 11 to 15 November.