India’s on a mission to construct the world’s tallest statue – and it will be a tribute to Indian freedom fighter, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
This statue that boasts to be two times the size of New York’s Statue of Liberty and taller than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, which at 128m rules as the tallest statue in the world, will be found in the Indian state of Gujrat.
With a eyesight to be at a peak of 182m to permanently seize the spirit of India’s ‘Iron Man’, bidders are currently becoming invited from across the globe to undertake this task the newest problem of the Economist has a entire-page advert inviting tenders.
Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi, wrote about the challenge in his official blog in October last 12 months, stating that the memorial will serve as a “source of inspiration”.
Mr Modi wrote that the statue would act as a “high-tech museum, chronicling 90 many years’ background of India’s freedom fighters” and will also be produced as a analysis centre for “preserving the unity and integrity of India”.
“Thus, it would be standing higher not just in meters and feet but considerably far more in terms of educational, historical, countrywide and religious values,” he additional.
Mr Modi has explained that he expects the project to be total in a few years and that it would be named the “Statue of Unity”. The challenge is anticipated to value £162 million and proposals are to be handed in by July eleven.
Sardar Patel was a near buddy of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the Indian nation. Mr Patel was also the first residence minister of independent India.