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Let us spread the word to all farmers of India

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.