Vice President Shri Dhankhar visits Statue of Unity at Kevadia, Gujarat

IAS Prelims 2023

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The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Dr Sudesh Dhankhar, who are on their three-day maiden trip to Gujarat, today visited the ‘Statue of Unity’, a 182 metre tall monument dedicated to the ‘Unifier of India’, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadia.

Paying tributes to the ‘Iron Man of India’, the Vice President wrote in the visitors book –  

“At the feet of the Statue of Unity- feeling blessed, invigorated, energised, inspired and motivated to be in service of Bharat.

Eminently deserving tribute to the Iron Man and Unifier of Bharat.

The Statue and the museum remind us of the historic accomplishments and the great sacrifices of the freedom fighter.

Urge all countrymen, especially the youth to visit the statue – a place of national pilgrimage – and be inspired by the life, vision, indefatigable stance and ideals of the Sardar.”

Shri and Smt. Dhankhar paid floral tributes at the feet of the Statue of Unity and took a tour of the various facilities developed near the monument, including the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Wall’, the museum cataloguing the life of Sardar Patel and the viewing gallery.

The Vice President also visited the Sardar Sarovar Dam and Arogya Van (a herbal garden) at Kevadia. Later in the day, the Vice President attended a felicitation programme- ‘Rajasthan-Haryana Samaj Samman Samaroh’ in Surat.

Shri Acharya Devvrat, Governor of Gujarat, Shri Jagdish Panchal, Minister Protocol, Government of Gujarat, officials from the district administration and others were present during his visit to Kevadia.




Source PIB