Various people had various opinions about world’s largest statue, the statue of unity which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, one section of people, who seemed to be specially disappointed with the statue were the Tamilians. They didn’t actually find anything wrong with the statue, but the real reason behind their disappointment was image of an alleged signboard that made rounds of Internet on Wednesday.
Reportedly there was a signboard that featured the name of the statue in several Indian and foreign languages. They claimed the Tamil translation of ‘Statue of Unity’ was just ‘gibberish’. The signboard was not to be found during the inauguration on Wednesday.
— Soundar (@soundarselvam) October 31, 2018
#StatueOfUnity not being unity to South.. once again ignored..no single South language even though tamil translation is wrong… gave more important to foreign language than to regional languages.. pic.twitter.com/iSCgqkvz63
— nikhilesh (@Nikhi_Siripuram) October 31, 2018
The tamil translation of the word 'Statue of Unity' had been done badly. It should be corrected in the board kept at the site of the status as, 'ஒற்றுமை சிலை' or 'ஒருமைப்பாடு சிலை'. Will PM take note of it and get it corrected?
— Dr.V.R.Krishnan (@drvrk) October 31, 2018
— Anand Dave (@AndyDave171) October 31, 2018
But now, a top official from the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam, has claimed that the image that went viral on Internet was fake and that there were such signboards.
“The viral image of the erroneous Tamil translation of the Statue of Unity is a mischievous attempt by someone to tarnish the event that is a grand tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The actual signboard is that of the statue with its logo, stating that is a government of India project,” the official said.
“Neither was there a plan earlier nor will it be in the near future to have signboards in foreign languages as indicated in the pictures. We are not expecting foreign tourists, especially from Russia and Europe. If at all such signboard, it would be in all Indian languages to signify unity of India,” the official added.