World’s Tallest ‘Statue of Unity’ Is Visible From Space; Incredible Satellite Photo Leaves Indians Excited
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World’s Tallest ‘Statue of Unity’ Is Visible From Space; Incredible Satellite Photo Leaves Indians Excited

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.

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.

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.