In case you have been living under a rock, India is home to the world’s tallest statue, the ‘Statue of Unity’, standing tall at 182 metres. And of course, it has managed to get recognition from all around the world.
A tweet by an American satellite network, Planet Labs reportedly showed an image of the statue clicked from one of their satellites in space.
At 597 feet, India’s Statue of Unity is now the tallest statue in the world and clearly seen from space! Oblique SkySat image captured today, November 15, 2018. pic.twitter.com/FkpVoHJKjw— Planet (@planetlabs) November 15, 2018
Twitter obviously had many things to say.
The name itself ” Statue of Unity” has great significance to boost the image of India in today’s turbulent divisive world.— JAY RAJ (@avjraj) November 17, 2018
I feel on top of the world with this world record. Tourism will, certainly, get a big boost. Great to see India on top!!— Alok (@Alok65097447) November 17, 2018
For Sardar Patel, sky is the limit.— Deepak Jhanwar (@drdeepakjhanwar) November 16, 2018
As the world leader in open defecation, India has a lot to show. Is that visible from space too? And when – WHEN – will we as a nation start focusing on the really important issues?— Sam Moorthy (@sammoorthy21) November 17, 2018
Great going ! Now, can we please get back to basics – hunger, homelessness, poverty, rampant corruption, lack of infrastructure, clean water, clean air and all these trivial things that we need to get sorted ?— Shilpa Gupta (@iamsc0rpi0) November 17, 2018
The statue has invited controversy ever since its inauguration, with many criticising the present govt for wasting money on a statue.