World’s tallest statue – Statue of Unity in Gujarat, has been included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s 8 Wonders of SCO’ list.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar took to Twitter and appreciated the SCO’s efforts towards encouraging tourism among member nation and mentioned that the inclusion of 182-metre tall statue will “surely serve as an inspiration.”
Appreciated the #SCO’s efforts to promote tourism among member states. The “8 Wonders of SCO”, which includes the #StatueofUnity , will surely serve as an inspiration. pic.twitter.com/nmTbz6qIFg
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 13, 2020
The statue was built under the order of the Bharatiya Janata Party as a dedication to Iron Man – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served as the first home minister of independent India.
The statue was inaugurated on October 31, 2018, a day which also marked his 143rd birth anniversary. The project was built at an estimated cost of Rs 3,050 crore and was fully funded by the Gujarat government.
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