India: PM Modi inaugurates 'world's largest statue' in Gujarat

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a colossal statue of Indian independence leader and India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, during a ceremony in Rajpipla, in the western state of Gujarat, on Wednesday. At 182 metres tall (600 ft), the bronze-clad Statue of Unity is thought to be the tallest in the world, standing twice as high as the US Statue of Liberty. It cost an... Еще estimated $420 million (€370.5 million) and has been under construction for four years. Modi stood on a platform adorned with flowers to commemorate the opening, as helicopters flew over and dropped rose petals onto the statue with balloons in the colours of the Indian flag let loose into the sky.

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