Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday visited the Statue of Unity dedicated to Sardar
Gandhinagar Sunday. After visiting the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue
in the world, VP Naidu said it is a "befitting memorial to Sardar Patel".
"My heart is filled with emotions and pride. Now, we have a great structure that symbolises the great legacy of
Sardar Patel," the vice president said. Lauding PM Modi "for taking up the initiative to build
the State of Unity", the VP said he had always felt that a due recognition was not given to Sardar Patel in the past.
The vice president said that all Indians, particularly the youth, should visit the statue to draw inspiration and
know the history. "It was the responsibility of every citizen who owes
allegiance to the Constitution of India to do everything to uphold the unity of our country," the vice president said.
mother Laad Ba and father Jhaverbhai Patel," Naidu wrote on his Facebook wall.
"Inspite of many Congress committees recommending his name for president of congress party, he politely refused
following the advice of Mahatma Gandhi that incident shows that he was never after power," he stated.
The vice president also visited the memorial built in the memory of Sardar Patel and his brother Vithalbhai Patel
VP Naidu donated Rs 5 lakh to the trust during the visit.
Patel's ideas and ideals," he tweeted.