Statue Of Unity was inaugurated in India on 31st October, 2018 i.e. the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. The foundation stone for the project was laid 5 years back in Narmada District, Gujarat by Narendra Modi; and was inaugurated by him after 33 months of intensive work. The statue has been built as a tribute to the ‘Architect Of India: Sardar Patel’. In 1947, when the British Government left India the country was in a state of shambles. After the India-Pakistan divide, the country could not have borne another division; but there were still over 550 princely states that needed to be unified. That’s when Sardar Patel – with his will of steel and nationalism spirit – negotiated with them and ensured that they collectively became a part of free India. The Statue is 182 metres/600 ft. tall and made of 1700 tonnes of bronze from outside. It is the tallest statue of the world today & signifies what a herculean task was achieved by Sardar Patel. The statue has been built against the picturesque backdrop of Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain ranges and the Narmada river; to ensure that the grandeur could be felt. The project was designed and executed by Larsen & Tourbo with a team of 3000 workers & 250 engineers. It is even taller than Spring Temple Buddha, China (153 mt.) & Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar (116 mt.).