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Topic Reading-Vol.2399-11/5/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers
India unveils the world's tallest statue
Will the Statue of Unity in India become as popular as the Statue of Liberty in New York?
This newly inaugurated statue in the western Indian state of Gujaratis is 182 meters tall, nearly twice as tall as the famous copper statue in Manhattan, and now is the world’s tallest statue. Unlike other religious or anonymous statues, this new statue is a tribute to one of the independence leaders, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Though he is not as known as Nehru in the world, he worked very closely with Gandhi and was, in fact, the last person to talk privately with Gandhi before he was assassinated only minutes later.
Will this founding father serve the nation once again by bringing millions of tourists as incumbent PM Modi expects?
Enjoy reading and watching the video and think if a statue, however huge or tall might be, is attractive to you to visit the remote site.

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