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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: “Faith is of no evil in absence of strength”

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an eminent politician, deputy prime minister of India. Furthermore, the Government of India built his statue on his birthday, 31st October. Besides, declared “National Unity Day” the statue is 182 mㅡ597 ft long. The statue that called, the world’s largest and longest Statue of Unity. His work first marked in 1918. When he went against the ...
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an eminent politician, deputy prime minister of India. Furthermore, the Government of India built his statue on his birthday, 31st October. Besides, declared “National Unity Day” the statue is 182 mㅡ597 ft long. The statue that called, the world’s largest and longest Statue of Unity. His work first marked in 1918. When he went against the Bombay government, helping the local farmers of Gujarat. Asked them refusing to pay taxes in British rule. Further, he had visited village-to-village, person-to-person. And made local villagers understand well about taxes and had made awareness among the farmers paying the taxes.

Thus, the thousands of farmers and villagers got saved from being raided on their property. The first man who supported Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-co-operation Movements. And helped to add almost 300,0000 of volunteers and raised funds to 1.5 million. He and his supporters had burned down all the goods from the British. While Mr Patel and his family who used to wear branded clothes had stopped wearing British clothes. And immediately they switched to Khadi. Despite, a local cotton clothing brand made from Indian cotton and its factories.  Mr Malvankar came in contact many times with a distinguished leader, Mr Patel. However, he convinced Mr Patel to join an independence movement with Gandhi. Once he said to Vallabhbhai,

 Gandhi would ask you if you know to sift pebbles from wheat and that is supposed to bring independence

Ganesh Vasudev Malvankar

After several meetings with Gandhi and his supporters, Mr Patel had decided to join the independence movement in 1917. He continuously worked hard against alcoholism, caste discrimination and empowerment of women. It was a crucial factor to unite India. 

He led the Congress party in 1937, spent almost three years in prison in the Ahmedabad fort in 1942. Mr Patel was about to become the first prime minister of India. However, partiality or forceful statements by Congress leader Mahatma Gandhi came in the picture. Gandhi chose Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as the first prime minister of India. But, he became First Deputy Prime Minister of India, actively 15 August 1947ㅡ15 December 1950. Upon his contribution and participation forming a united India. Further, Modi’s government, Bhartiya Janata Party had decided to build the statue of the unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It has built wonderful, well-shaped engineered, involved many hard workers and best-talented people from India on his birthday. Native people were saying bad about Statue of Unity. However, they were expecting more about the exemption on farm loan they can't pay to the bank. As well as, reduction in educational fees and petrol price.

Nehru Gandhi and Patel
Nehru Gandhi and Patel

Thus, Locals got a chance to worked as labour for the statue for their daily wages. However, people who even have no vehicles the statue fed their families for many months. A new smile on their children's faces was only this was the reason. Hopefully, it will unite the people again, the country and the world looking at his history.

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People nearby who had no employment now got a chance to set up a shop to serve visitors. It was a great initiative taken by the government of Indian. As well as, providing employment to the unemployed. This one statue will attract many foreigners and other states public for the next six to seven centuries and more.

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Opposite politician reactions are always there, even some support. There is nothing new in this type. In the end, when the one who gets the power will take care of The Statue of Unity. So, why naming it? Common Man of India What They Need? The common man of India needs a job and two times food. Even if they don't expect regular breakfast on time, lunch, and dinner are enough for them. They don't even have time to talk about anything bad or good.

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