Statue of Unity Signboard With Wrong Tamil Translation Removed
The signboard at the Statue of Unity featured the name of the statue in many regional Indian languages, but the Tamil translation of the 'Statue of Unity' was "gibberish."
There were pictures of this doing the rounds on Twitter, which was shared by many upset Tamilians.
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JN Singh, chief secretary of Gujarat, while speaking to The Quint, confirmed that there were some discrepancies in the sign board, but it was removed from the site later. He also said that the board will be placed again after including six United Nations languages.
The united languages include Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
EARLIER VERSION OF EVENTS
Earlier, a top official from Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam told the Indian Express that no such signboard was present at the site, adding that the viral image was “a mischievous attempt” to tarnish the event.
He said, “The viral image of the erroneous Tamil translation of the Statue of Unity is a mischievous attempt by someone to tarnish the event that is a grand tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The actual signboard is that of the statue with its logo, stating that is a government of India project.”
(CLARIFICATION: The earlier headline of this story said the image of the plaque was fake. The story was updated on 1 November, after The Quint reached out to JN Singh, the chief secretary of Gujarat, who clarified that there were some discrepancies and the plaque has been removed now.)
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