New Delhi: The World’s tallest statue on Narmada river – Statue of Unity, has been included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list.
This was announced by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced on Monday.
Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar appreciated the SCO’s efforts towards promoting tourism among member nations and asserted that the statue’s inclusion in the list will “surely serve as an inspiration”.
The Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, is a monumental tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first home minister as well as deputy prime minister. It was inaugurated in October 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary.