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Statue of unity: Officials goofs up with wrong Tamil translation

October 31, 2018 | 08:30 IST | Editorial |

Name board installed right in front of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue carries a wrong Tamil translation.

(ஒற்றுமைக்கானசிலை). But it has been mistranslated as (ஸ்டேட்டுக்கே ஓப்பியூனிட்டி) ‘Stateku oppi unity’. Now, that makes no sense. The officials had to use a tape to hide the embarrassing mistake.

People took the issue to the social media and started to make fun of this poor translation.

The statue was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi today. The total cost of the statue is staggering 3,000 crores and it is the tallest in the world now (182m).