A photograph purporting to highlight the disparity against the backdrop of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’, is photoshopped.
The photo which contrasts the 182-metre tall statue against an image of a woman and her two children having a meal on a footpath, was tweeted with the caption, “Speechless after seeing this Image…. ”
Speechless after seeing this Image….
— Kunal Sehgal 🇮🇳 (@iambeingkunal) October 29, 2018
Click here to view an archived version of the tweet.
However, the photo of the woman and two children has been photoshopped and added to the image. The original picture shot by Reuters photographer Amit Dave was taken in Ahmedabad on February 26, 2010. Click here to view the original image by Reuters.
The world’s tallest statue, Sardar Patel’s statue dubbed the Statue of Unity, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31st. Infrastructure company Larsen & Toubro has constructed the statue at a cost of Rs 2,989 crores. (Read more about it here)