New India's new passion for tallest Statues, Buddha in the row
In recent years India has build tallest statues dedicated to Gods, Political figures or Indian warriors.
Gandhinagar: It seems like India has joined a madding race of building tallest statues with many projects in hand.
In recent years India has build tallest statues dedicated to Gods, Political figures or Indian warriors. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 'Statue of Unity' worth 2,989 crore, 'Largest Bust Sculpture' of Shiv 'Adiyogi Shiva' in Coimbatore statue costed INR 56.46 crore whereas a statue dedicated to 17th century Maratha warrior Shiva Ji 'Shiv Smarak' still under construction has a budget of 3600 crore.
It is to be mentioned the tallest statue i.e. 'Statue of Unity' is 182 meters tall, Spring Temple Buddha', the second tallest statue is 128 meter tall, while 'Statue of Liberty' is 93 meters tall.
Whereas after Shiv's 'Adiyogi' now lord Ram's statue could also add beauty to the skyline of Ayodhya. Ram statue with a budget of 7.75 billion will stand second after 'Statue of Unity' with a height of 151-metre.
After listing its name in the 'Guinness Book of World Records' by completing of 182-meter tall 'Statue of Unity' Gujarat is all set to get a gigantic Buddha statue. The work on the same is in full swing and a proposal for land acquisition has also been put forward to the government.
Sanghakaya Foundation, a non-profit Buddhist organisation, announced on Thursday that it has demanded land from the government for building an 80-feet tall statue of 'Lord Buddha' in Gandhinagar district.
With mushrooming tall, taller and tallest statues in India it is worth mentioning that a country with severe poverty conditions, unemployment and poor infrastructure has shifted its focus on erecting mammoth statues than combatting its problems.