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Joyride At The Statue Of Unity

Joyride At The Statue Of Unity:

The government has decided to restart the suspended helicopter joyride at the Statue of Unity.

  • The Statue of Unity was built in honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Inaugurated On 31st October, 2018.
  • It marked the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
  • The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. It stands at 182-metre (600 feet aprox.)
  • It is taller than China’s Spring Temple Buddha statue and almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty (93 meters tall) in the United States.
  • In 2020 it was added to the ‘Eight Wonders’ of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
  • It is Located in Sadhu Bet Island, Gujarat.
  • The island is on the Narmada River.
  • It is designed by Padma Bhushan recipient sculptor Ram V Sutar.
  • The intricate bronze cladding work was done by a Chinese foundry, the Jiangxi Toqine Company (JTQ).