Yesterday, on the occasion of Vallabh Bhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary, the PM of India Narendra Modi inaugurated world’s tallest statue as a tribute to the Iran Man of India. The statue is named as ‘Statue Of Unity’ as a tribute to the sacrifices done by Sardar Patel for uniting India.
At 597 feet or 182 meters, the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. It is twice the height of Statue of Liberty and 177 feet higher than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, which was the tallest statue till now.
PM Modi and the statue were both on the receiving end of criticism from around the country. While many people were supporting the tribute and are looking at the Statue as an achievement, many others are criticizing and believes that the money could have been used in a better way.
A lot has been said already within the country about the Statue. Now, here, in this article, we will tell you what the international media has to say about our Statue Of Unity. Well, the international media is filled with the praises for Statue Of Unity, here, have a look at how they reported about the Statue Of Unity :
- Washington Post :
The famous media, not just appreciated the Statue Of Unity but also went on to explain why it was created in the first place. They wrote :
“India’s new Statue of Unity, which will be formally unveiled Wednesday, depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an independence-era leader credited with uniting the fledgling nation in the 1940s when he served as India’s first home minister,”
The title read : ‘Four times as tall as the Statue of Liberty: India’s new monument to its ‘Iron Man’.
2. Daily Mail :
Daily Mail put out a comparison between Statue of Unity and other famous monuments and statues in the world, highlighting how huge the statue of unity is. They wrote :
“Surrounded by the waters of the Narmada river, the statue will stand at five times the height of Rio De Janeiro’s famous statue of Christ The Redeemer and more than double the height of Russia’s imposing The Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd. Millions of tonnes of cement and steel have been shuttled to the site and recycled iron was used for the statue’s foundation,” a paragraph from their article ‘India prepares to unveil the tallest statue in the world – a £450million figure twice the size of the Statue of Liberty’
3. Guardian :
Stating that India are soon to break the record for highest statue twice. The famous media, Guardian mentioned that the world’s tallest statue will depict the importance of India’s independence leader, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
4. BBC :