Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Declares Statue of Unity As Eighth Wonder Of World

Published : 14 Jan 2020 9:19 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-01-15T16:46:45+05:30
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Declares Statue of Unity As Eighth Wonder Of World

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The minister took to Twitter and appreciated the SCO's efforts towards encouraging tourism among member nation and mentioned that the inclusion of 182-metre tall statue will "surely serve as an inspiration."

World's tallest statue - Statue of Unity in Gujarat, has been included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's 8 Wonders of SCO' list.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar took to Twitter and appreciated the SCO's efforts to encouraging tourism among member nation and mentioned that the inclusion of 182-metre tall statue will "surely serve as an inspiration."

The statue was built under the order of the Bharatiya Janata Party as a dedication to Iron Man - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served as the first home minister of independent India.

The statue was inaugurated on October 31, 2018, a day which also marked his 143rd birth anniversary. The project was built at an estimated cost of Rs 3,050 crore and was fully funded by the Gujarat government.

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