To paying a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , The statue of unity was unveiled by prime minister MODI ji on october 31, 2018.
As we all know Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an Indian politician. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. He subsequently organised peasants from Kheda , Borsad and Bardoli in Gujarat in non – violent civil disobedience against the British Raj , becoming one of the most influential leaders in Gujarat .
#Narmada : 33,576 tourists visited #StatueOfUnity today,
earned Rs.33,62,860 (today – 10 Nov, 2018)
total 1,08,247 tourists reported in last 10 days,
Sardar Patel Rashtriya Ekta trust earned total Rs.2,10,47,325 in last 10 days.#Gujarat #Tv9News pic.twitter.com/U70yqjtbxd
— Tv9 Gujarati (@tv9gujarati) November 10, 2018
the statue of unity built in the memory has of Vallabhbhai Patel has attracted around 1,08,247 the visitors in just 10 days. Till yesterday, 74,671 tourists has visited the memorial and the generated revenue has exceed RS 2.1 crores just with in 10 days .
The installation of the statue has not gone down well with the usual suspect due to which many questions have been raised about the government, such as what the idol is required, while others evaluate the time when it will need to get breakeven . On the banks of the Narmada river, the question of economic sanitation of the Modi government has also been questioned, as this will not attract any visitors and tourists there hardly.
Self-proclaimed activist Dhruv Rathee created an elaborate video and posted it on Youtube explaining how it would take almost a century to recover the cost incurred in setting up the statue.
But after seeing the curiosity of visitors towards statue who generate revenue,It seems that the naysayers will have to withdraw the claims made by their words regarding the amount of tourists visiting idols.