The recently inaugurated largest statue of the world of the Iron man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which is of 182 metres height stands as a latest development step of India.It is the major tourist attraction in Gujarath standing amidst narmada river,satpura and vidhyachal hills,divided into various zones and having its own design consisting of memorial guide,museum and infrastructure at a world class level.The first three zones are accessible for the public .Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is an Indian statesman and Independence Activist.Before the Republic, India was in a pre independent states condition divided into 562 princely states . Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is credited for uniting pre independent Indian states and hence it is a perfect tribute for his contribution. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel contributed for the construction of Republic of India. It becomes a duty for every citizen of our country to respect this step and approach in our country. This statue represents the unity of our country in world level .The statue stands to be the greatest tourist attraction place in Gujarat (India). It has become a representation of our country as having a tourist destination located on river island sadhubet about 3.5 kms away from the Narmada dam. This statue can attract many foreign tourists to India thus improving the tourism in our country. It can provide a large employment and also income to our country. This has brought a rapid increase in economy of our country and also in future. In total, this statue has increased the fame of our country in world, improved tourism, economy at global level, investment asset of India, increased employment, showed that india can achieve anything. More than this, the significance of unity of india and its people to the world is fantastic.
No doubt, four years of construction work, hard work, crores of money spent on this statue is worth. There is also some amount of destruction of villages, trees, land and habitat of rural people. Many villages have been submerged by allowing the water flow from dam. It has also been noted that the villages and tribal people living in that area had to face some problems. The land being submerged and the sufferings of the people is to be concerned.
In my opinion, as this statue can provide a large scale employment to people, the same can be of help to those people who suffered due to this construction in economy. Those village people can be employed here based on their skills and education and make their lives better. It is known fact of economics that a economic growth in a good aspect on one side may cause a small amount of negative impact on another side unlike it is significant when it comes to economic growth and development of country. However, this statue has taken up our country to a different level and surely also contributing to the development of our country in the coming future.
- Dr Rashmi Bhat