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World’s 2nd Tallest Statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Current context: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani unveiled the second tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the world at Ahmedabad on 3rd Jan 2020.
World’s 2nd Tallest Statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • The bronze statue is 50 feet tall with the weight of 70 thousand kilograms and is unveiled at the Sardardham campus near Vaishnodevi circle in Ahmedabad.
  • After the Statue of Unity (SoU) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, situated at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Central Gujarat, It has become the second-highest statue of India’s first home minister.
  • The statue is designed by Padma Bhusan Ram V. Sutar, the same sculptor who had designed the Statue of Unity.
  • The total cost on the bronze made statue was around Rs 3.25 crore.
  • While in the SoU, Sardar Patel is shown standing with both of his feet together, in the 50 ft tall statue in Sardardham he is in a walking posture with one foot ahead of the other.
  • PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated the SoU in October 2018 that was made at a cost of over Rs 3000 crore.

Question: 

Q.1 In which state of India, the 2nd tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the world is recently unveiled?
a. Maharashtra
b. Gujarat
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Rajasthan
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