It was this man who single handedly using his huge powers of persuasion, tact & indomitable will convinced the rulers of the princely states to cede to the Union of India. And, the person is none other than our very own. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – The Iron Man of India. He can rightly be called the architect of Modern United India. Presenting Gujarat’s vision for the Iron Man of India Presenting the largest statue in the world. The Statue of Unity. As the largest statue in the world at 182 meters it was only natural that the location for the monument should also befit it and what could be a better site than the Sardar Sarovar itself.
Ahmedabad (Gujarati: અમદાવાદ Amdāvād, Hindi: अहमदाबाद Ahmadābād) is a city in India; it is the largest city in the state of Gujarat, with a population of approximately 52 lakhs (5.2 million).Located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, the city is the administrative centre of Ahmedabad district and was the capital of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970; the capital was shifted to Gandhinagar thenafter. In colloquial Gujarati, it is commonly called Amdavad. Ahmedabad was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate. The city is named after its founder. Under British rule, a military cantonment was established and the city infrastructure was modernised and expanded. Although incorporated into the Bombay Presidency during the British rule in India, Ahmedabad remained the most important city in the Gujarat region. The city established itself as the home of a booming textile industry, which earned it the nickname “the Manchester of the East.”The city was at the forefront of the Indian independence movement in the first half of the 20th century.
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