Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India, is the tallest statue in the world with a height of 182m. Statue of Sardar Patel standing on Sadhu hill in Narmada district of Gujarat. Just beside it, a dinosaur statue is also there. However, this 30 feet tall dinosaur statue, built at a cost of about two crores, collapsed on 8 September.
The location of ‘Statue of Unity’ is in the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges. The Sardar Sarovar Dam and Garudeshwar Dam are visible from here. The Gujarat government is making several arrangements to attract more and more tourists here. In this effort, there is a memorial garden, a museum is also there to showcase Indian beauty. Many other small and big attraction points are there Like – river rafting, and this giant dinosaur is also one of them. It was built in about a month time. The idol, prepared with so much cost and hard work, just collapsed in few seconds.
Above all, the destruction of this idol has raised many questions. Question for its quality is the first thing that comes in mind. Now, who will be responsible for this destruction? Will anyone from the concerned authorities will come forward to answer about this mishappen?
The ‘Statue of Unity’ made headlines worldwide with its height and huge cost. It cost Rs 2,989 crore to build the 597-foot Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue. A total time period of 33 months takes place to make it. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018. Sardar Sarovar Dam is about three and a half kilometers away from here.
How the Statue of Unity of Gujarat is just another example of mismanagement of Indian economy?
The government gets funds when common people pay taxes. A common man contributes a share from his hard earn money in the form of taxes for the nation. But how it feels to hear that a 2 crore statue fall down in just a few seconds. Even the Statue of Unity of Gujarat fills with water when it comes to the rainy season. Hence, 3000 crores failed in terms of the design. Thus, the government should utilize its wealth in a good direction. The idea to built the “Statue of Unity’ was good for the country. But results are not hidden now. Even ancient structures are still present in the same condition from an era.