‘Statue Of Unity’ Makes Its Place In TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Places 2019 List’
GUWAHATI: The world’s tallest statue, ‘Statue of Unity’ has made its place in TIME Magazine’s 100 greatest places 2019 list.
The statue, which stands at 575 feet, has been constructed as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Patel was also known as the ‘Iron Man of India.’
Based on some national reports, over 2 million people have visited the state till now, which is located in Gujarat.
The statue was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31, 2018.
Sharing the news on Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Excellent news vis-à-vis the ‘Statue of Unity’- it finds a spot in the @TIME 100 greatest places 2019 list. And, a few days back, a record 34,000 people visited the site in a single day. Glad that it is emerging as a popular tourist spot!”