December 9: A 14-member delegation of MPs, MLAs and
senior officials of Gujarat led by cabinet minister for
social justice and environment, Ramanlal Vora and
minister of state for cottage and salt industries,
Vasanbhai Ahir visited Nagaland to invite farmers and
citizens to be a part of the campaign "Ek Bharat,
part of this campaign, old farming tools will be
collected from all the villages across the country as a
token and will be used to construct an 182 meter tall
'Statue of Unity', to send out a worldwide message of
media persons after a meeting with chief minister
Neiphiu Rio this morning at Bamboo Hall, Kisama, Vora
informed that the world's tallest statue of the 'Iron
Man' Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the man behind formation
of united India, will be built on the banks of river
Namrada in Gujarat.
as the Statue of Unity, the statue which is to be taller
than the 'Statue of Liberty', will be constructed under
the aegis of 'The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya
said that under this campaign, old farming tools,
samples of local soil and water and a signed letter by
the villagers describing anticipation for good
governance will be collected.
essay competition on India's unity and integrity will be
organized in every secondary and higher secondary school
of the villages and first three winners will be given
prizes at state and district level. A unique marathon
'Run for Unity' will also be held at 565 place across
the country on his death anniversary on December 15.
further said that the photos of all the participating
representatives of every gram panchayat will be
collected in this programme and will be displayed at the
place of statue.
the photos will be kept there at the place of statue so
that the future generations can value the invaluable
contribution of our panchayat", he commented.
minister Niephui Rio assured the delegation of his
commitment and cooperation to contribute whatever is
required so as to have a sense of belongingness to the
Statue of Unity.
delegation meets State Governor
18 member high level delegation from Gujarat led by
Ramanbhai Vora, minister, social justice &
empowerment, youth, sports & cultural activities met
the Governor today at Raj Bhavan. The delegation
consists of 2 cabinet ministers, 2 members of
Parliament, 6 MLAs and others. L. Chuaungo, IAS,
Principal Secretary (Expenditure) is the convener of the
High Level Delegation for North East States from Finance
delegation are in the State in connection with the
construction of a 182 meters "Statue of Unity"
as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue
will be the tallest statue in the world.
project is intended to be implemented with participation
of all citizens of the country to commemorate the
unifying contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel the
architect of United India. For this purpose, it is
proposed to mobilize contribution in the form of iron
pieces from used agriculture implements/tools and small
amount of soils from every village in the country, which
will be used in the construction of the Statue. (Page