On the birth anniversary of the national hero-iron superstar Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who is the founder of the Somnath Temple, who is the founder of Hindutva, the leader of the Somnath temple, the entire country is remembering him and bowing down to him is bowing down. On the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the world record of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the world’s highest statue and dedicated the statue to the nation.
On this occasion, the Governor of Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, BJP President Amit Bhai Shah and some foreign guests were also present. Let us tell you that today India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel is the 143rd birth anniversary of the nation who built the country in a formula. This statue of Sardar Patel is 182 meters tall, which is the tallest statue in the world. The opening ceremony started with a digital presentation of Sardar Patel’s huge idol.
After this, the air force aircraft of Indian Air Force made a fly past over the statue. Prior to his speech, Narendra Modi invited Ram Sutar and his son Anil Sutar, who are being described as the architect of the statue of Sardar Patel, on the forum. Narendra Modi has started his address with two slogans. He said, “I will say Sardar Patel and you will talk to me immortal.” Then he said, “the unity of the country, Zindabad-Zindabad”.
After the unveiling of Sardar Patel’s letter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address, “It is my privilege that I got this statue of Prime Minister Sardar Patel as the Statue of Unity” to dedicate the country. “Narendra Modi said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel did a virtuous job of making India a ‘India, Integrated India’. The Prime Minister said that standing on the bank of Narmada river is very proud to say that today the whole nation is celebrating National Integration Day in memory of Sardar Patel.
Government of India has worked to honor the golden son of India. We were carrying a incompleteness for so many years of independence, but today the present Indian has done the task of highlighting the great personality of Sardar. Today, when Sardar Patel is being anointed from earth to sky, this work is the basis for inspiration for the future.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that to make this statue, we took iron and clay from every farmer’s house. The country will remember this contribution. Such opportunities come in the history of any country, when they realize the perfection. Today is the moment that is recorded forever in the history of the country, which is difficult to erase. The power of Sardar Saheb came to India when Maa Bharati was divided into more than 500 princely states.
There was great despair for India’s future in the world. Pessimists felt that India would be shattered due to its diversity. In Sardar Patel, Kautilya’s diplomacy and Shivaji’s bravery were involved. From Kutch to Kohima, from Kargil to Kanyakumari today, if we are going to be unrestricted, then this is due to Sardar Sahab. It has been possible only by their determination.
Modiji said that Sardar had not taken the resolution, so to see the lion of the village today, to do Somnath worship and to see the four minarets of Hyderabad, we had to take a visa. Had not the determination of Sardar Sahib, then a direct train from Kashmir to Kanyakumari could not be imagined. This statue is a manifestation of Sardar Patel’s own love, talent, happiness, and spirituality. This statue is to remind those who question the existence of India that it was eternal, eternal and will be eternal.
This height of the statue is meant to remind the youth of India that the future of India is of your aspirations, which are so vast. The power and mantra to fulfill these aspirations is just one and only one – ‘India, the best India’. In his address, Modi said that the Statue of Unity is a symbol of our engineering and technological strength. Workers, craftsmen have worked on mission mode every day in nearly three and a half years.
Under the leadership of Ram Sutar ji, the team of wonderful artisans of the country has accomplished this glorious monument of art. The journey that has reached a halt today, its journey began on the present day 8 years ago. On October 31, 2010 in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, I had put this idea in front of everyone. When this imagination was going on in the mind, then I was thinking that there should be a mountain which should be sculpted to be sculpted. But that could not be possible, then this form was conceived.
Modiji further said that whatever nature has given to all the people settled in this zone of Satpura and Vindhya, now that you are in modern form, your work is going to come. The forests that the country has read through poems, now those forests, will be conducting direct interviews with the whole world from those tribal traditions. Tourists coming to see Sardar Sahib will also be able to visit Sardar Sarovar dam, Satpura and Vindhya mountains. Many times I am amazed when some people in the country see our movement linking this movement with politics.
We also get criticized for praising the great men like Sardar Patel, the sons of the country. Such an experience is made as if we have committed a great crime. We have the power of youth who think for the country today. For the development of the country, this is the only way we have to move forward. Maintaining the unity, integrity and universality of the country is an obligation, which the Sardar Sahib has given us. It is our responsibility to give a powerful response to every kind of effort to divide the country. That’s why we have to be cautious in every way .To be united as a society. At the end of the speech, the Prime Minister again once again made Sardar Patel immortal and proclaimed the unity of the country Zindabad.