National Unity Day of India a tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Celebration on 31st October


India’s 14th Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his very first speech on 15th August 2014 to celebrate

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas every year on 31st October to pay tribute to India’s Iron Man Sardar Vallabh Bhai

Patel. to commemorate this Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Government of India will make world’s tallest statue

near Narmada River dam on river island Sadhu Bet called as Statue of Unity.


Statue of Unity - Sardar Vallabh Bhai
Statue of Unity – Sardar Vallabh Bhai

Some Interesting things about Statue of Unity


1: Its world’s Tallest statue. Height is about 182 meters or 597 ft, on inclusion of its base height is 240 mtrs.

2: It’s facing Narmada Dam & stand on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla in Gujrat.

3: Occupied 20000 square meter area and surrounded by 12 square km artificial lake.

4: Total Cost of the statue estimated of Rs. 3001 Crore or US $420 Million.

5: Construction was started on 31 October 2013 and will be inaugurated by PM Narendar Modi on 31 Oct 2018.

6: Iron for its structure is collected from nearly 5,00,000 farmers all around India.

7: Statue of Unity movement started for 3 months to collect structures from nearly 600000 villages of India.

8: Iron Collected 5000 tonnes. Nearly 75000 cubic meter concrete, 5700 tonnes of Steel, 18500 tonnes of

reinforced steel rods, 22500 tonnes of bronze sheet for construction is required.


Statue of Unity - Comparison with other
Statue of Unity – Comparison with other


Quotes by India’s Iron Man Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Popular in



The war started by Mahatmaji is against two things – the Government and secondly against one self.

The former kind of war is closed, but the latter shall never cease. It is meant for self-purification.


“One can take the path of revolution but the revolution should not give a shock to the society. There is no

place for violence in revolution.”


In a domestic Government unity and co-operation are essential requisites.


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