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Statue of Unity finds place in ‘8 Wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’

As announced by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, Sardar Patel’s 182 meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat is included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list.

The ‘Statue of Unity‘, the world’s tallest statue, is a monumental tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first home minister as well as deputy prime minister. The statue was inaugurated in October 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary.