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PM Narendra Modi unveiled Sardar Patel's 'Statue of Unity' on the banks of river Narmada in Gujarat's Kevadiya on Wednesday, 31 October. Addressing the nation, Modi said the day will be remembered in the history of India.
He used the occasion to slam those criticising the decision to build the monument, questioning whether any crime had been committed by constructing such memorials for national heroes like Patel.
“The statue will remind those who question India’s existence that this nation was, is and will remain eternal.”Narendra Modi, Prime Minister
In his speech, Modi also claimed that the statue would generate immense employment opportunities for the tribals living in the region.
(With inputs from PTI)