Mangaluru, Oct 31, 2018: Dakshina Kannada district too has contributed to the world’s tallest Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabha Bhai Patel that is being unveiled today at Gujarat, by providing as much as 3 quintals of iron for the cause.
The BJP had launched a programme of collecting scrap iron when the project was proposed. Around 3 quintals of iron was thus collected with almost all villages contributing one kg iron each. Separate kits were also provided by the party for the purpose.
Soil from sacred places of the district were also collected for the statue.