In a picture shared by Planet Lab, world’s leading commercial satellite network, it showed that the giant statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is visible from the space.
1. Statue’s image was captured on November 15
2. Modi dedicated to the nation a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
3. Monument is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US
The 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has another high point to it; what is believed to be the world’s tallest statue is now visible from space.
A clear shot of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat was captured from space by a commercial satellite network Planet. The angled SkySat image was captured on November 15, 2018.
The image from the space clearly shows the structure revealing itself and towering over the Narmada River.
At 597 feet, India’s Statue of Unity is now the tallest statue in the world and clearly seen from space! Oblique SkySat image captured today, November 15, 2018. pic.twitter.com/FkpVoHJKjw
— Planet (@planetlabs) November 15, 2018
The Statue of Unity has joined the league of man-made structures visible from the space. Famous structures captured from Low Earth Orbit have always fascinated people around the world.
One of them is the ancient Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Another one is Man-made archipelagos near Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The photo quickly created a buzz online, with Indians describing it as a proud moment.
Sending out the message of Unity to all the galaxies out there …
With Love , From Earth 🙏😍🌹 https://t.co/t0ifH0IhFg
— ashutosh tripathi (@ashu14346) November 17, 2018
Incredible India 👏👏 https://t.co/xxghr1tHYE
— Amar SP 🇮🇳 (@amarDgreat) November 17, 2018
Wow! What a eyeful scene👌👌 https://t.co/j6DRddgzxA
— Gaurav Shekhawat (@Gauraid9splus) November 17, 2018
— Jeet Sharma (@OneJeet) November 17, 2018
— Shailja Naresh (@NareshShailja) November 17, 2018
It's visual delight. Feelings of national pride.. https://t.co/tuQSs4iq4I
— Harshit Baxi (@harshit_baxi) November 17, 2018
— Shrimant Mane (@ShrimantSakal) November 17, 2018
TRADEMARK IN INDIAN HISTORY NOW https://t.co/ga4JY3j46Q
— Ajeet Singh (@JournalistAjeet) November 17, 2018
Great wall of china.. this is great statue of India.. https://t.co/A2DTHi4K6e
— Someone (@Sum_Onee) November 17, 2018
Legend from the Space. https://t.co/YZSNq3doNO
— Bhavesh Ginoya (@BhaveshGinoya) November 17, 2018
This this is a very good day off and I think ok this is a unity of Statue the great Indian wall and very nice person so because as is a very good day off…….. https://t.co/cLITPQfPaM
— Neeraj Kumar Gupta (@NeerajK17530185) November 17, 2018
— Prateek Revadi (@revd_prateek) November 17, 2018
Oh..! What a beautiful view,we are visiting very shortly. Jay sardar..👌💐 https://t.co/wiSL0rz5Vf
— Jitendra Doshi (@JitendraDoshi20) November 17, 2018
That looks majestic!! https://t.co/LUzVNxjigp
— yogendra rathore (@yogendrarathore) November 17, 2018
STATUE OF UNITY
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation a 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, believed to be the tallest in the world.
The imposing monument is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US and is built on an islet, Sadhu Bet, around 3.5 km downstream from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat’s Narmada district.
In his speech, Modi stressed that the statue would generate immense employment opportunities for the local tribals living near the dam in Narmada district.
Gujarat’s governor OP Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah were also present at the unveiling of the Statue of Unity.