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‘State Bhavans in campus of Statue of Unity on the anvil’



SHILLONG: A proposal for the construction of State Bhavans (Buildings) of all the states in the country within the campus of the Statue of Unity which is a 182 m high lifesize statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhhai Patel, is under consideration. It was informed by Gujarat state minister of Health and Family Welfare, Kishore Kanani on Tuesday.


Addressing a press conference at conference hall, State Convention Center, Kanani said, “There is a proposal going on for which Bhavans for various states will be constructed there so that this project becomes a true embodiment of the unity of the nation as envisaged by the Iron Man of India.”


In their meeting with the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday, the delegation told Sangma about the proposed construction of the Bhavans. Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has also written a formal letter to Sangma as well.


On Monday and Tuesday, a ministerial delegation led by Kanani visited the state. Besides visiting Sangma, the delegation also met Governor Tathagata Roy to extend their welcome to the state of Meghalaya on the unveiling of the statue of Unity by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Kanani said the statue was deemed to be the highest in the world. There would be a viewing gallery at the height of about 500 feet from which the picturesque background of the Sardar Sarovar Dam could be enjoyed.


“There will be a research center dedicated to the ideals of Sadar Vallabhhai Patel which will conduct research on various issues that are close to the heart of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel such as tribal development, road development, public administration, a whole museum, light and sound show is being constructed at the statue,” he said.


He added that the whole idea was to inspire a whole generation to be made aware of the ideals of the ideals of Sardar Patel and for the socio-economic growth in the tribal dominated region of Narmada.


“We are hoping that after the statue is being unveiled and after facilities are being created, around 15,000 visitors per day visit the place which will start economic growth engine in the region,” Kanani said.




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