The statue is part of a broader project by Modi to counter the opposition Indian National Congress Party's firm claim on India's history by way of the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his mentor, peace activist Mahatma Gandhi, and his daughter, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was assassinated by her guards in 1984.
Air force jets flew over the giant figure and clouds of rose petals were dropped from helicopters onto its head as Modi bent in front of the statue on the ground. However, the statue has been named as the "Statue of Unity". Hundreds of Chinese have been among the 3,500 workers. Modi initially commissioned the Statue of Unity back in 2010 when he was Gujarat's chief minister.
A barrister and statesman by profession, Sardar Vallabhai Patel was noted as the "Iron Man of India", as he had unified 562 princely states post India's independence.
"The statue will go on to become the symbol of Sardar's vow and bravery that he displayed in uniting the country", said Modi, adding that the statue is also the symbol farmers of the country whose soil and tools became the foundation of the statue.
"Though Patel was from Gujarat state, all Indians were proud of him because of his stature", said Rashesh Patel, a 42-year-old businessman among the crowd gathered for the inauguration ceremony.
Indian policemen gather next to the Statue of Unity.
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