Patidars pledge Rs 150 crore in 3 hours for temple in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: It rained cash at the inaugural meeting of Vishv Umiya Foundation (VUF) on Sunday when the Patidar community pledged Rs 150 crore in a matter of three hours – averaging about Rs 84 lakh a minute.

The moolah used to be pledged for construction of Vishva Umiyadham, a temple-cum-community complicated unfold over 40 acre land on Jaspur road close to Vaishnodevi circle on SG Road. The mission is expected to be finished by way of 2024.

The Rs 1,000-crore mission may have a temple dedicated to goddess Umiya Mata, respected as kuldevi by way of Kadva Patidars, some of the two primary sub-castes of the Patidar community. The temple complicated would house a health center and healthcare amenities, sports and cultural complicated, education institute and hostels for girls and boys among other amenities in its vicinity.

"The VUF has raised Rs 100 crore for the project so far. We clocked the fastest additional pledge of Rs 150 crore on Sunday which could be one the biggest such drives for a social cause," mentioned mission coordinator CK Patel, a BJP leader who owns motels in the US.

Of this, the lion's proportion of Rs 51 crore used to be dedicated by way of the Mumbai-based Patel circle of relatives which hails from Nadasa, a village close to Mehsana.

Realtor brothers Mangal (93) and Naran Patel (88) have introduced projects in Walkeshwar, Goregaon and Dadar. The members of the family also declare to have donated land for the Umiya Mata temple at Goregaon seven years ago.

“Inspiration to donate comes from the Goddess herself. The proposed centre guarantees to be a community hub for the entire community,” he mentioned. The brothers had also donated Rs 71 lakh for Umiya Dham established at Haridwar.

The central place of business of VUF used to be formally thrown open by way of Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel on Sunday. RP Patel, mission convener, mentioned 250-odd trustees have pledged Rs 25 lakh or extra for the mission to this point. “The initial reaction is encouraging. More conferences and fundraising drives would take place one day,” he mentioned.
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