Statue of Unity: News

22 Sep 2021

Gujarat

Statue of Unity guides return purse containing Rs. 70,000 cash

Four guides working at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat returned a purse containing Rs. 70,000 cash to its rightful owner, an Uttar Pradesh-based woman, who forgot it at a food court during her visit to the statue in Gujarat a few days back.

17 Jul 2021

Gujarat

Travel agency booked for overcharging tourists visiting 'Statue of Unity'

Police has registered an FIR against a Surat-based travel agency for allegedly tampering with the entry tickets of 23 tourists visiting the Statue of Unity located at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district in order to overcharge them, officials said.

30 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

Statue of Unity attracts more tourists than Statue of Liberty

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's grand Statue of Unity has been attracting more tourists than the Statue of Liberty in the United States, officials in the know said.

30 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

PM Modi on two-day visit to Gujarat: Here's his schedule

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his two-day trip to Gujarat, where he is scheduled to inaugurate a host of projects.

06 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

Someone wanted to sell 'Statue of Unity' for Rs. 30,000cr

An unidentified person has been booked in Gujarat for putting an online advertisement to sell the Statue of Unity for Rs. 30,000 crore to help the government fight the coronavirus pandemic.

31 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel, talks about J&K, Ladakh

On the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to him at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. He had inaugurated the statue last year.

17 Sep 2019

Karan Johar

#HappyBirthdayPMModi: BJP, opposition leaders wish him health and happiness

On his 69th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from his fans and critics alike.

30 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Leaking roof at Statue of Unity leaves tourists drenched

After having faced much criticism over the Rs. 3,000cr splurge, the controversial Statue of Unity in Gujarat has drawn the public's ire yet again.

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

On Tuesday, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati defended her statues, which dot the Uttar Pradesh landscape, in Supreme Court.

26 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Statue of Unity sculptor contributed in War Memorial's design

The National War Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday in New Delhi.

23 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

Five months after the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways is set to launch a special train service for tourists visiting the statue from March 4.

05 Feb 2019

Gujarat

Gujarat: Visiting time for Sardar Patel memorial increased by 2hrs

The Gujarat government today increased the Statue of Unity's visiting time for the public by two hours, state Chief Secretary J N Singh said.

29 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

PM's gifts go under hammer to fund 'Namami Gange' project

The auctioning of the gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from heads of state and dignitaries over the years began yesterday at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

27 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Citing tourist safety, crocodiles near Statue of Unity being relocated

Crocodiles from two ponds near Statue of Unity, Narmada district, Gujarat, are being relocated for safety of tourists visiting the Sardar Patel memorial, officials said today, while dismissing reports that the move is linked to the seaplane service.

02 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

2-IITs, 5-IIMs: What Statue of Unity could have paid for

With the unveiling of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the ethos of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and his family was proud he finally got his due.

01 Nov 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Divya's 'bird drop' tweet with PM Modi's picture sparks controversy

Social media head of Congress, Divya Spandana/Ramya, has sparked another controversy with a tweet which BJP and its supporters found derogatory.

01 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: 73 tribal-villages didn't cook food to protest against Modi

Inaugurating the Statue of Unity in Gujarat on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indians to follow Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's words, but tribal villages in the area slept empty stomach last night in protest.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Statue of Unity and 4 other tallest statues of world

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 'Statue of Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 143rd birth anniversary.

31 Oct 2018

DNA

#StatueOfUnity: Sardar Patel's proud family blames Congress for ignoring him

The unveiling of the world's tallest statue in Gujarat was attended by at least 10 members of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's family, who couldn't help but feel proud.

31 Oct 2018

India

#SardarPatelB'day: Sitharaman flags off 'Run for Unity' in Chennai

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today flagged off the 'Run for Unity', an event organized to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

31 Oct 2018

India

#StatueOfUnity: About Ram Sutar, sculptor of the world's largest statue

On Wednesday, all eyes were on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he unveiled the world's tallest statue, the 522-ft tall 'Statue of Unity' of Sardar Patel, on an island on the Narmada near the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

31 Oct 2018

Karnataka

#StatueOfUnity: PM Modi says no Indian will forget this day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said no Indian will forget this day after he unveiled the world's largest statue of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: PM Modi unveils world's tallest statue of 'Sardar'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat.

10 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi will unveil Statue of Unity on October 31: Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on Sunday, 9 September that Statue of Unity will be unveiled by PM Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018.

09 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: Patel's statue, world's tallest, to be inaugurated next month

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate a statue of Sardar Patel, described by Gujarat's government as the world's tallest, on the birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister on October 31, CM Vijay Rupani said.

19 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Vallabhbhai Patel's statue one of the fastest structures ever built

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat is one of the fastest structures to be constructed.