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8 Jul

ImageGujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has urged every village to contribute a piece of iron for the proposed Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel was not only a proud son of Gujarat but also a pillar of national unity. “From October 31, 2013, which is Sardar’s 138th  Jayanti, till January 26, 2014, India’s 64th Republic Day, we will go to every village in the country and collect iron blocks.” said Mr. Modi “and we need your help in this.”

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“I need a piece of iron from your farm equipment for use in building the iron statue of Sardar Patel. I am asking for emotional attachment. An attachment that will last for years,” Modi said.

The iron collected will be melted and used to build the proposed 182 meter high statue of Sardar Patel near the Sardar Sarovar Dam. Consultancy firm Turner Project Management India Ltd. has been hired to manage the project. The company is an Indian arm of USA based Turner companies that built world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai.


Sardar Patel

22 Nov

The Global NRI Community Salute You


(October 31, 1875- December 15, 1950)

And proudly endorses

The Honorable Narendra Modi

Chief Minister of Gujarat

in his vision on the historic project to build the world’s tallest statue of

Sardar Patel, Champion of India’s Unification,

whose selflessness & commitment to India’s freedom is legendary.

The statue will be built on Sadhu Island (Bet) located downstream, and facing

the falling waters of the Narmada River from Sardar Sarovar Dam

Gujarat, India.

For more information please visit

Gujarat Government website:

Naredrabhai Modi’s YouTube Video account: Statue of Unity 11/18/2011

Global NRI Community website:

Tarun N Surti, Global NRI Group, Coordinator, 615-281-9850,

Hello world!

22 Nov

I have taken this initiative to be involved in the development of the proposed “Statue of Unity” in Gujarat because of my personal conviction to make a difference.

I am not seeking funds nor do I plan to raise funds under my organizations.

What I am trying to do is to create awareness of this project, unite Global NRI Community in support of this project and identify experts (NRI) in the related fields that can optimize the developments of this project.

As you know, India simply does not have knowledge and discipline to develop project of this magnitude. It can use our experience, influence and exposure to the western world and expertise in management of such project. There are many complex issues when a project of such magnitude is planned.

I will be writing in greater details in coming months to address these issues and I hope to share them with you.

It is my belief that the NRI community should not ignore such historical moment and try our level best to help our motherland.

We always compare ourselves with Israel and Jews but we always fail to follow their unconditional obligation to their motherland.

We must rise above our personal views and profits when it comes to the benefit of our motherland.

I am fully aware of bureaucrats in India and weakness of our NRI community.

But that should not be the reason for me and for you to do nothing.

So if you agree with me, please join me or if you have any question, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me:


Tarun N. Surti


Twitter: @78Surti