Remembering Heroes Not a Crime’: PM Modi Unveils Statue of Unity
PM Modi on Wednesday, unveiled Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ on the bank of river Narmada in Gujarat’s Kevadiya.
Addressing the nation after the inauguration, Modi said that the day will be remembered in the history of India.
“Events like today are very very important in a country’s history and such events are difficult to erase. It is a historic and inspiring occasion for all Indians. I am fortunate to dedicate this statue of Sardar Sahab to the nation,” he said.
He also slammed the Opposition for politicizing the issue, “I am amazed when some people of our own country dare to see this initiative from a political view and criticize us like we have committed a huge crime. Is remembering the country’s great personalities a crime?” he said.
BJP chief Amit Shah, state chief minister Vijay Rupani, deputy CM Nitin Patel, and Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel are also present on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of the ‘Iron Man of India’.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flagged off “Run for Unity” in Delhi on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar was also present.
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said, “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue which is the tallest in the world should have been made years ago. India has today paid tribute to a man who built India.”
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar said, “I participated in RunForUnity last year as well. It’s a day of extreme significance and I will try my best to witness the inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue Of Unity.”
PM Modi on Wednesday, 31 October took to twitter to remember Sardar Vallabhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.
देश को एकता के सूत्र में पिरोने वाले लौह पुरुष सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल को उनकी जयंती पर कोटि-कोटि नमन।
We bow to the great Sardar Patel, the stalwart who unified India and served the nation tirelessly, on his Jayanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2018