Prez R Kovind contributed his part for the construction
President Ramnath Kovind on Friday made the first contribution towards the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya by donating a sum of Rs 5,01,000. The President made the contribution to the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust, set up by the government to look after the construction and management of the temple. “President Shri Ramnath Kovind Ji contributes Rs 5,00,100/- for the construction of Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya,” said Champat Rai, General Secretary of the Trust.
A delegation comprising Vishva Hindu Parishad’s international working president Alok Kumar, Govind Dev Giri, treasurer of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust and temple construction committee head Nripendra Misra had come to seek the President’s contribution for the construction to the temple. “He is the first citizen of the country so we went to him to initiate this drive. He donated a sum of Rs 5,01,000,” said Alok Kumar.
President Shri Ramnath Kovind ji contributes Rs 5,00,100/- for the construction of Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya. pic.twitter.com/GD5fuCf9t0
— Champat Rai (@ChampatRaiVHP) January 15, 2021
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and associated organisations have launched a fund-raising campaign — Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan — from January 15 to February 5 where they will reach out to Hindu families in different states to collect funds for Ram temple. The trust estimates the total cost of constructing the temple complex at Ayodhya will be about Rs 1,100 crore, including about Rs 300-400 crore to be spent on the temple itself.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to VHP as a contribution to the construction of Ram temple.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to a leader of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) as a contribution for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. pic.twitter.com/NjQ0sHdvGZ
— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2021
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath handed over Rs.2 lakh donation to Champat Rai for Ram Mandir construction.
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Former Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also led a fund drive cause in Patna.