PM Modi lauds Deve Gowda for visiting Statue of Unity

Published: Oct 6, 2019, 3:49 am IST

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appreciated one of his predecessors H D Deve Gowda for visiting the Statue of Unity built in honour of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadiya in Gujarat. “Happy to see our former PM Shri H D Deve Gowda Ji visit the Statue of Unity,” Prime Minister tweeted along with the missive from Mr Deve Gowda.

For his part, Mr Gowda tweeted on Saturday: “Visited Statue of Unity at Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat” along with his photographs in front of the colossal statue. It is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres. Located on a river island facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada in Kevadiya about 100 kilometres from Vadodara, the statue was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018 on the 143rd anniversary of Sardar Patel’s birthday.