The district collectors and municipal commissioners across the state has been directed by the Gujarat government to ensure that all schools and colleges across the state install replicas of the Statue of Unity.
According to the report published in the Indian Express, the replicas of the Statue of Unity was given to them during the Ekta Yatras ahead of the unveiling of the statue in October, in their premises by December 15.
The local MPs and MLAs should be invited to the installation events on December 15 (the day Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel died in 1950), states the directive by the additional chief secretary (home) Anand Mohan Tiwari.
Earlier in October, the government had distributed replicas of the statue to all the schools and colleges during the Ekta Yatras across the state ahead of the unveiling of the 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadiya Colony of Narmada district.
Setting up these replicas at schools and colleges is to “inspire the future generations and inform them about the contributions and sacrifices made by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for nation building and integrating the 562 princely states into the Indian union,” said principal secretary Anju Sharma.